Again, we spotted the next-generation Ford Focus out in the open. However, this time it was in its final skin so we believe that the reveal might happen soon.
The upcoming Ford Focus represents the fourth generation of the iconic vehicle and is expected to be on sale next fall as a 2019 model. It was announced that this car will be produced in a plant in China.
Cabin-wise, photos show that this model differs from the current Focus a lot. The infotainment system’s display dominates the interior, and it is placed at the top of the dashboard’s center stack.
When it comes to the body, it is clear that the redesigned Focus is a bit longer and wider than the current one. Therefore, we think that the upcoming vehicle will have a more spacious cabin.
Besides the things we’ve mentioned, we couldn’t gather more information about the new car. But, in the end, we should see the same formula with this one once again arriving in forms of hatchback, sedan and wagon.
We also expect a variety of powertrains again, and those should include performance-oriented options for successors to the current model’s ST and RS versions. Entry level-wise, we should see an inline-3 with fuel-saving cylinder deactivation. We also have this engine in the redesigned Ford Fiesta.
We still don’t know whether the US company will offer an electric variation of the new Focus. The automaker is expected to launch a family of electrified vehicles, so we think that this model most likely won’t get an EV in its lineup. The family of electrified vehicles should also use the Model E nameplate, and we didn’t hear anything about the Model E Focus. Additionally, Ford confirmed that by 2020 they plan to add a compact electric SUV with a 300-mile range to their lineup.