2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
It's been just a few weeks since Ford's European office announced a new, hot, performance-enhancing hatchback, the Focus ST Edition, which will not be available in its US homeland. But work on updating the large Focus family does not stop. We've already told you how prototypes are tested in hatchback, station wagon and ST versions. And today "spy" pictures of the new sedan have hit the Internet.
The prototype of the new Ford Focus
This prototype was photographed in Belgium with camouflage film covering most of the front end (photo: motor1.com). Behind it are slightly modified headlights. On this particular car, they look like LEDs. Based on the grille, this sample comes from a higher trim level. Chances are this is the most advanced variation of Vignale.
The two-tone diamond-cut discs are the highlight of the model. Otherwise, there seems to be only minor visual changes here. Most likely, we can expect an updated design for the taillights and a slightly redesigned bumper.
Following current trends, Ford is spending huge amounts of money developing electric cars. This suggests that the Focus is unlikely to receive any significant changes, especially in the not-so-popular sedan body. Despite this, the car is likely to acquire a large information screen to control the infotainment system. There is also every reason to expect a small update of the cabin in the form of new trim options.
No changes are expected under the hood, which is explained by the upcoming facelift. In the model range of this year, we are offered either EcoBoost gas engines of 1.0 and 1.5 liters, or diesel EcoBlue engines of 1.5 and 2.0 liters. And the famous ST hot hatchback is powered by a modified 2.3-liter EcoBoost RS from the previous generation. Most likely, all of these powertrains will remain unchanged.
The current model in the sedan body