So it’s time to buy a new family car. It has to be practical, economical, reliable and presentable. Ford’s new Focus tends to come top of the pile when you mix in value for money and so choosing one is very wise. But what if you want a subtle bit of spice in your family motor? The new Zetec S answers the call.
Here to to stave your hunger for the Focus ST until next year, this is the Zetec S. It is all of the above with just a pinch of chili powder. Stiffer springs and new dampers make the handling a little sharper whilst new bumpers and 17 inch rims give the school runner a bit more character. Four engines are on offer including the top of the range 1.6 litre with 177BHP. Don’t mistake this for a car as potent as the ST, but if you like your curries mild yet not too mild, this car is your perfect companion.