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2019 Ford Focus: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - December 15, 2017
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Model Preview

The Focus is in need of a complete redo, as its looks are quickly showing their age among its competitors, despite its last refresh coming just three years ago. According to reports, Ford will oblige, as we expect the 2019 Focus to be all new when it hits showrooms.

While there is nothing official yet on the 2019 Focus’ design, reports point toward a wider and longer body that draws some of its styling cues from the current Fusion. Of course, we will continue to get the Focus in two body styles in the U.S. -- sedan and hatchback -- but folks have also spotted a new Focus Wagon testing. The latter will likely only be available outside the U.S.

With a longer and wider body, we also expect the 2019 Focus’ interior to be more spacious than the current model. Also, given the advancements in materials and sound deadening making its way through the compact segment, we suspect the new Focus will kick things up a notch in these departments. We also expect to see the latest take on Ford’s Sync infotainment system.

The powertrain details remain very thin, but to keep up with the trend, Ford will have to switch to nearly all turbocharged engines. We could see a sub-2.0-liter offering that delivers sufficient pop and outstanding fuel economy in the standard Focus models, while the ST will likely continue with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.

Safety hasn’t been the Focus’ strongest point in recent years, as it failed to qualify for a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS. With the redesign, we expect to see more rigid construction and possibly, though not likely, additional advanced safety features that may help it reach at least Top Safety Pick status.

Check back for updates.

Pricing & Release Date

Of course, it is still way too early for an official release date on the 2019 Focus, but we should see it sometime in 2018.

Pricing will likely see a mild hike over the current model, which ranges from $19,830 to $41,995 (destination fees included).

The 2019 Ford Focus’ competition will include the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Toyota Corolla.

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Pictured: 2017 Focus

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