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The Ford Focus was first introduced in 1998 as a compact family car. Combining style, comfort and functionality, the Ford Focus is spacious and available in a range of models to suit different styles. Enhance your convertible, hatchback, estate, MPV or saloon with a Ford Focus towbar and make your journeys even more comfortable and enjoyable. Choose from detachable, swan neck, fixed and flange towbar variations, depending on the model and age of your Ford Focus. The best towbar for you may depend on how old your Ford Focus is. Unrivalled in quality, our towbars are built from robust materials and are EC Type approved.

The Ford Focus can tow a range of caravans, with some models having a towing capacity of up to 1800kg.

Choosing to buy a towbar for your Ford Focus from Witter Towbars will give you peace of mind. Our Ford Focus towbar fitting prices include the towbar, towball, vehicle electrics and fitting at your local centre. With our Approved Service Centre scheme, we have ensured that each garage that installs our products fits them to the highest standard. Having an electric kit installed is an important aspect of having a towbar fitted. For your Ford Focus, it is recommended that you have a specific Ford towbar wiring kit installed as it has been designed to match the exact specifications of your vehicle and can link to enhanced systems.

To find the right towbar for your Ford Focus, click through the options and, for your safety, check the towing capacity of your vehicle before towing a load. To be sure that your new towbar is the exact match, click through the options to select the make, model and year your van was made. Don't forget, if you're struggling with the wide range of towbars available for your vehicle, read our handy towbar type guide, chat to us online or call one of our qualified support team on 01244 284555. For a stress-free experience, we offer a mobile towbar fitting service where we send out a professional to fit the towbar at your convenience.

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All you need to know about towbars for Ford Focus

Ford first introduced the Focus into their range in 1998. The Ford Focus is available as a Convertible, Estate, Hatchback, MPV, or Saloon. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Ford Focus, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Ford Focus below.


Ford Focus Hatchback Towbars

The Ford Focus Hatchback was first released in 1998. To determine which variant of Ford Focus you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Ford Focus Hatchback Nose Weight

Hatchback models made between 1998 and 2001 have a minimum nose weight of 50 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, between 1998 and 2004 have a minimum nose weight of 50 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, between 2001 and 2005 have a minimum nose weight of 50 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, between 2004 and 2008 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, between 2008 and 2011 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, between 2014 and 2018 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg, vehicles made after 2018 have a minimum nose weight of 90 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Ford Focus Hatchback Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Hatchback to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Ford Focus Hatchback

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Hatchback, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Hatchback and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Ford Focus Hatchback Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Hatchback requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Hatchback can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Ford dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Ford Focus Hatchback Bumper Cuts

Hatchback models made between 1998 and 2001 will require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 1998 and 2004 will require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2001 and 2005 will require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2004 and 2008 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2008 and 2011 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2014 and 2018 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2018 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Ford Focus Hatchback Towing Capacity

Hatchback models made between 1998 and 2001 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1320 kg, between 1998 and 2004 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1320 kg, between 2001 and 2005 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1320 kg, between 2004 and 2008 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1590 kg, between 2008 and 2011 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1590 kg, between 2014 and 2018 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1500 kg, vehicles made after 2018 have a towing capacity of 1800 kg to 1800 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Hatchback is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Hatchback may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Ford Focus Estate Towbars

The Ford Focus Estate was first released in 1999. To determine which variant of Ford Focus you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Ford Focus Estate Nose Weight

Estate models made between 1999 and 2005 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg, between 2005 and 2007 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, between 2007 and 2011 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, between 2011 and 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg, between 2015 and 2018 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg, vehicles made after 2019 have a minimum nose weight of 90 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Ford Focus Estate Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Estate to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Ford Focus Estate

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Estate and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Ford Focus Estate Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Estate can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Ford dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Ford Focus Estate Bumper Cuts

Estate models made between 1999 and 2005 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2005 and 2007 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2007 and 2011 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2011 and 2015 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2015 and 2018 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2019 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Ford Focus Estate Towing Capacity

Estate models made between 1999 and 2005 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 2120 kg, between 2005 and 2007 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1500 kg, between 2007 and 2011 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1500 kg, between 2011 and 2015 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1500 kg, between 2015 and 2018 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1500 kg, vehicles made after 2019 have a towing capacity of 1800 kg to 1800 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Estate is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Estate may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Ford Focus Saloon Towbars

The Ford Focus Saloon was first released in 1999. To determine which variant of Ford Focus you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Ford Focus Saloon Nose Weight

Saloon models made between 1999 and 2005 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, vehicles made after 2011 have a minimum nose weight of 85 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Ford Focus Saloon Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Saloon to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Ford Focus Saloon

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Saloon, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Saloon and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Ford Focus Saloon Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Saloon requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Saloon can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Ford dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Ford Focus Saloon Bumper Cuts

Saloon models made between 1999 and 2005 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2011 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Ford Focus Saloon Towing Capacity

Saloon models made between 1999 and 2005 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1200 kg, vehicles made after 2011 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1500 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Saloon is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Saloon may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Ford Focus MPV(C-MAX) Towbars

The Ford Focus MPV(C-MAX) was first released in 2003. To determine which variant of Ford Focus you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Ford Focus MPV(C-MAX) Nose Weight

MPV(C-MAX) models made between 2003 and 2007 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Ford Focus MPV(C-MAX) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your MPV(C-MAX) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Ford Focus MPV(C-MAX)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your MPV(C-MAX), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your MPV(C-MAX) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Ford Focus MPV(C-MAX) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your MPV(C-MAX) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your MPV(C-MAX) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Ford dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Ford Focus MPV(C-MAX) Bumper Cuts

MPV(C-MAX) models made between 2003 and 2007 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Ford Focus MPV(C-MAX) Towing Capacity

MPV(C-MAX) models made between 2003 and 2007 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1590 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your MPV(C-MAX) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the MPV(C-MAX) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Ford Focus Convertible Towbars

The Ford Focus Convertible was first released in 2006. To determine which variant of Ford Focus you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Ford Focus Convertible Nose Weight

Convertible models made vehicles made after 2006 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Ford Focus Convertible Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Convertible to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Ford Focus Convertible

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Convertible, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Convertible and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Ford Focus Convertible Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Convertible requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Convertible can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Ford dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Ford Focus Convertible Bumper Cuts

Convertible models made vehicles made after 2006 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Ford Focus Convertible Towing Capacity

Convertible models made vehicles made after 2006 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 1590 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Convertible is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Convertible may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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