The Ford Fiesta now comes standard with the car maker’s potentially live-saving Emergency Assistance feature, while select models in the Ford Focus range have been upgraded to include a full-size spare wheel.
A function of Ford’s SYNC mobile connectivity system, Emergency Assistance uses a phone paired with the vehicle to automatically call emergency services if the car has been involved in a crash where the airbags have been deployed or the emergency fuel pump shut-off activated.
Ford says the decision to add a full-size steel spare wheel to the Focus Ambiente and Trend models was a direct response to customer demand. There is no change in specification for Focus Sport, Titanium and ST variants, which will continue to come with a space-saver spare.
The update comes less than two months after the entry-level Ambiente was upgraded to include cruise control as standard, and the Ambiente and Trend variants made available with optional front-seat lumbar support for $50.
The latest enhancements to Fiesta and Focus apply from October production.