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The Top Gear car review:Ford Focus
On the inside
Layout, finish and space
This was an area begging for improvement, the dashboard specifically. Festooned with buttons, it was a bit of an ergonomic headache. Ford has seen to that by introducing a new touchscreen media system. As well as dramatically cutting the button count, its software is also pretty slick, with clear inspiration from the studiously developed systems offered by the big three German premium brands – yes, it’s a Focus with a bit of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz inside it.
Overall, the cabin is spacious, comfortable and well appointed, though prod too many of the plastics and you may pine for a Golf. Nothing offends, though, which is another step on from before.