Next year, we are hoping to see the all-new 2019 Ford Focus. It has been firstly introduced in 1998. Since then, it has gained the attention of the costumers with its nice design and an excellent handling. Now this model will represent the next generation so we can definitively expect some changes. Its prototype has been caught during its testing in Europe. From what we have been able to see, the brand new Focus will definitively continue the reputation of reliable and family car. The Ford engineers have been working hard to improve its performance and fuel consumption too.
The 2019 Focus will be once again available in sedan, hatchback and wagon body styles. Its key competitors will be: Chevrolet Cruze, Mazda 3, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf and Subaru Impreza.
Types of engines and transmission
Under the hood of 2019 Ford Focus, we will see several types of engines. Most likely, the base will be a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo EcoBoost engine with the output of 123 horses. The next is supposed to be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This one will be slightly powerful than the previous one. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol unit will be offered too. This engine will be able to make 160 horsepower. The Ford Company has mentioned earlier something about the new nine or even ten-speed gearbox as an option. Unfortunately, the new Focus will come with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission for now.
There is also a story about the hybrid unit with an electric motor or the new Ford Focus. However, these rumors haven`t been confirmed yet. Moreover, it is also said that it will show improved fuel efficiency and C02 emissions.
Design of exterior and interior
The brand new 2019 Ford Focus will be underpinned with a modified version of Ford`s global C-car platform. This architecture will provide more space inside the cabin and more cargo space. Moreover, it should be slightly wider and longer than the current model. Because of the use of lighter materials in its design, it will come with reduced weight. This will improve handling, fuel economy and aerodynamics.
Speaking of the exterior design, the Ford Automaker is still keeping this information as a secret. However, from what we have seen during its testing, we can expect many changes. Firstly, its body will be sleeker and more handsome than before. The front fascia will feature deeper headlamps, more angular fog lamps and longer hood. On the rear end, we will notice two-piece, horizontal tail lights.
Probably, the biggest surprise will be the interior of the new 2019 Ford Focus. The cabin is going to be restyled and it will no more have kind of a cheap look as before. The interior will get more classy and elegant appearance. We will see more quality materials and soft-touch plastics in its design. The dashboard will be revised too. It will feature the new 8-inch touchscreen display.
Release date and price of 2019 Ford Focus
The 2019 Ford Focus will be officially presented to the world in early 2018. However, it won`t go on sale before the second half of 2018. As for the price, it should start at around $17,000 or $18,000.