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.