Ryan Borroff is City A.M.'s motoring columnist, and has been testing cars for the newspaper since 2009. A writer and design consultant with more than 20 years' experience, he has spent most of his working life writing about cars and the industry that makes them. As a specialist in car design, he founded the first car magazine to be dedicated to interior design, Interior Motives, in 2002, and has co-authored two editions of academic tome How To Design Cars Like a Pro. Ryan regularly consults on automotive design for the automotive and advertising industries. He has a BA (Hons) in English and History and a DipPsych in Psychology.
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FORD FOCUS EDGE 1.6 TDCI 115PS
0-62MPH: 10.8 secs
TOP SPEED: 120mph
CO2 G/KM: 109g/km
MPG COMBINED: 67.3mpg
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