While taking a long road trip in a car with uncomfortable seats can be annoying for most of us, for some, it can lead to severe pain, especially in their back. However, with the new seats in the next-generation Ford Focus, car-induced back pain could be a thing of the past.
The Ford Focus seats recently earned some recognition from the German group Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V. (AGR), or the Campaign for Healthier Backs. AGR found drivers were able to adjust the seats to fit their bodies rather than having to sit uncomfortably to fit into the seats.
“Our goal with the Focus was to build an 18-way adjustable seat that adapts to every person, enabling drivers of all shapes and sizes to easily achieve their optimal sitting position for maximum comfort, especially on long journeys,” said Glen Goold, Ford Focus chief program engineer.
The front passenger and driver seats come with 18-way adjustability. This includes four-way lumbar support, additional leg support, and four-way headrest adjustment. Ford tested the durability and comfort of the seats with its aptly-named Robutt device that simulates about 10 years of use in a matter of days.
Backseat passengers aren’t forgotten either. The new Focus will also come with a more spacious backseat. In fact, compared to the previous generation, the new model will have nearly 2 inches of additional knee room and 2.4 inches more of shoulder room.
Celebrate the Focus model’s recent recognition when you stop by Two Rivers Ford to take one for a test drive.