2019 Ford Focus Will Take On Evolutionary Design

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, Automotive Editor - February 15, 2018

Ford plans an upscale design for the fourth-gen Focus.

Sedans and hatches aren't selling well when compared to crossovers and SUVs, but that doesn't mean automakers are giving up on the smaller forms of transportation. Ford is still planning a fourth generation of its Focus compact hatch and sedan, which Vezess, a Hungarian website, captured completely uncovered. Spy photos of the next-gen Focus show test mules with very little to no camouflage.

The design appears more upscale than the outgoing generation with sleek styling elements such as thin-slit headlights and an accentuated body line down the side. Inside, expect a roomier cabin with all-new controls and layout.

Information on the powertrains remain unknown, however, Focus line could go all turbocharger. A Focus ST hatch should debut shortly after the standard Focus with an RS model following later. The ST should use a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, just like today's model.

Ford could unveil the Focus as soon as next month, possibly introducing the car at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show with a US debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The next-gen Focus should hit the U.S. as a 2019 model year offering. Ford is planning to build a wagon version, but not for the US.

, Automotive Editor

Anthony Alaniz is an award-winning journalist living in southeast Michigan. His professional writing career spans nearly a decade, ranging from writing for the local newspaper to Autoweek and Motor1. When he's not writing about cars, he covers the horror film genre at Modernhorrors.com.

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