February 11, 2013, 9:40 pm
Just found an update on this even though its from august last year
Looks like it will be introduced to the UK with the new electric focus. can't imagine it being great in an electric car as surely it uses more power than the smaller screens, there for shortening the vehicles range. probably not a lot though :S
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In the USA , they have constant problems , and are not fixing them very quickly.But i agree there is no reason why they can offer the larger screen , it's one of the first things that caught my eye when i first saw the new focus and i though wow that looks good. I joked on an American site about swapping my head lights for the MFT , and the answer i got was , they would be getting the much better deal.lol Lots of youtube videos of the problems.
I have seen a very good replacement , approx 700 , which also works with the steering wheel controls.
I have been looking at a larger screen , but they are like hens teeth to find and i would also have to change the face plate.
Plus side is we get much more than on the American models due to their laws over there , some of the tiny things we have are not included over there.
Fly audio have there own headunit upgrade out which looks pretty smart
But yeah I read somewhere that they don't require headlight washers and auto levelling sensors for Xenon headlights in the states which would make them a lot easier to retrofit.
Also noticed on this review (6:50)
that they get a boot mounted subwoofer with the sony headunit. Most Audi's have a similar set up only Bose or Bang and Olufsen, even in the uk models.#
So much for the 'one ford' global policy