The Ford Focus hatchback was recently spied undisguised and now we’re getting a better look at the upcoming sedan.
Caught undergoing testing in a unique comic-inspired wrap, the redesigned model has an evolutionary front fascia with a larger grille and new headlights. The model also appears to have triangular fog lights and a distinctive lower air intake.
While the styling on the outgoing Focus was a tad uninspired, the redesigned model is notably more stylish as it features a rakish windscreen, pronounced shoulder lines and a sportier greenhouse. Speaking of the latter, the third quarter windows have been eliminated and this gives the sedan a more premium appearance.
Out back, the Focus sedan has a longer trunk and bold new taillights. We can also see a wider third brake light and angular reflectors.
The Focus will be unveiled next month and it is expected to be offered with an assortment of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines. We can also expect a handful of performance models including an ST with around 275 hp (205 kW) and an RS which could have approximately 400 hp (298 kW). Rumors have also suggested plug-in hybrid and electric versions are in the works.
The Focus will be offered in three different body styles including a sedan, hatchback and wagon. We can also expect an assortment of different trims ranging from the crossover-inspired Active to the luxury focused Vignale.
The redesigned Focus will go into production in the second half of 2019 and most North American models will be built in China.