All-New Ford Focus Reportedly Skipping On Geneva Show, April Debut Announced

The fourth generation Ford Focus is almost ready, but the automaker won’t bring it to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, which starts at the beginning of March.

In fact, Ford will debut their new compact model in April, AutoNews reports quoting a spokesperson with knowledge on the matter.

Featuring an entirely new design influenced by the latest Fiesta, the 2019 Ford Focus is expected to debut as a five-door hatchback, with the estate version possibly arriving later this year. The saloon, high-riding Active, and ST hot hatch should follow them shortly. The range will eventually be topped by a new RS, but no sooner than 2-3 years from now.

The range will be divided to three distinct trim levels, including the ST-Line and Vignale editions. A selection of EcoBoost petrol engines, such as the 1.0-liter, 1.5-liter, and 2.0-liter units, joined by two diesels, will be on offer. Ford might add an electrified option but that remains to be seen.

Those not interested in the manual gearbox will get to order a dual-clutch automatic as an optional extra. Speaking of ‘extras’, an all-wheel drive system, derived from the Focus RS, could find its way into the Focus Active.

Ford won’t miss out on the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, because they will present the facelifted version of the Ka+ supermini, where it should be joined by an updated Edge. The midsize crossover, which received a hot ST version a few weeks ago, could also arrive with a three-row layout, similar to the seven-seater Edge that’s already available in China.

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  • sean tooher

    looks more like a vauxhall astra than the astra does !!!!

    • Ray Filetti

      Funny.

  • rover10

    I’m sure we will see a rerun of the Fiesta launch using the manufacturing plant as the venue. Spectacular motor show launches are expensive, and in many cases restrictive or requiring additional special facilities. By using a Ford plant, considerable saving must be enjoyed. What is more, the audience is 100% focused (excuse the obvious) and the whole event should save thousands. The new car looks very promising, without being too radical for the current customers not to be put off? It certainly looks as if the package is much improved over the current model?

  • TheHake

    The Focus is a GREAT car I know. But it’s sooooooooooooo boring. C’mon man.

  • Harry Nimmergut

    It’ll probably appear at the NY Auto Show, which is usually in early April (might be late March this year).

    • rover10

      I feel sure it will be Europe in April.

  • Nut Donut

    #Its time to say it now. #Its disgusting

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