Published on December 22nd, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ford’s 4th generation Focus launch isn’t far away
Yes, it is an all new Focus and it is coming in the new few months. At the front there’s a new grille, which appears taller than the previous generation’s. Spy shots show a straight bar front grille, differing from the hexagonal grille spotted on a Focus estate test mule at the Nurburgring earlier this year. The new LED head and taillights also feature prominently on the latest test car, in addition to angular front fog lamps underneath the headlights.
The new car will usher in an evolutionary design rather than introducing a whole new design language, similar in vein to the new Fiesta. A simpler interior with a less cluttered centre console is planned, alongside a prominent centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system sprouting from the dashboard.
Under the skin, the Focus is likely to retain the existing version’s Global C-car platform. Ford is likely to increase its wheelbase very slightly in a bid to improve interior packaging, especially for rear-seat occupants.
There will also be an Active crossover version of the car, giving Ford a competitor for the VW Golf Alltrack, and supplementing the EcoSport baby SUV and Kuga family SUV in the brand’s line-up. The Focus Active will feature slightly raised ride height and additional body cladding, in the same fashion as the Fiesta.