A Video Teaser Of The New Ford Focus Is Shown, And The Debut Date Is Named
The latest fourth generation of the Ford Focus hatchback officially debuts on April 10, 2018, and a week before the premiere, the Romanian brand office published an 18-second teaser video of the model showing individual details, according to the autoevolution.
First of all, this is the design of the front radiator grille, two-color alloy wheels and Michelin tires, all-LED optics. At the rear there is a Focus inscription in big letters under the Ford logo, a rear view camera and a British license plate.
After a grandiose presentation in June 2018, the new Focus will be assembled at the factory in Saarlouis in Germany. A five-door hatchback and a family wagon will be produced in Europe, and production of a sedan for the US will move to the Changan plant in China.
The Focus RS is expected to be presented in 2020. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine will be combined with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system of 401-hp total output.
For Europe, Ford will offer the Focus with a petrol three-cylinder 1.0-liter EcoBoost and a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel – both turbocharged. As variants EcoBoost and EcoBlue engines of 1.5 and 2.0 liters, respectively, will be available. The expected transmission is an eight-speed automatic one.
The Focus wagon will hit the assembly line in September 2018. The upscale Vignale trim level includes wireless charging for smartphones, a head-up display, a FordPass Connect remote function, a hands-free tailgate, as well as B&O Play audio system and a panoramic roof.
The price is still unknown, but the new car is not expected to be much more expensive than the current generation. In Germany, the 2018 model costs 18,900 euros in a hatchback’s body and 19,700 euros for a wagon, both in a Trend trim level with a 1.6-liter Ti-VCT motor and a five-speed manual transmission.
Photo: the 2016 Ford Focus RS