2019 Ford Focus: Full Details Plus 200 Photos On Hatch, Sedan, Wagon And Crossover

The all-new Ford Focus is lighter, sleeker and more advanced than its predecessor, offering excellent safety and connectivity features, as well as a new range of petrol and diesel engines.

Pricing has already been announced for the UK, where the all-new Focus range (5-door and estate body styles) will start at £17,930, some £2,000 less than the outgoing model. European deliveries are set for September as orders can already be placed.

What about North America?

Sales in the U.S. will start in the second half of 2019, with details on available body-styles and powertrains to be announced closer to the launch date, though don’t expect to see the wagon come over here.

A clean sheet design

Ford is calling the 2019 Focus their most “accomplished and technically-competent Focus ever”, with the car boasting a new human-centric design philosophy meant to unite exterior styling with class-leading aerodynamics and a more spacious and well-built interior.

“We wanted our all-new Focus to be a product customers fall in love with, and stay in love with,” said Ford Europe design director, Amko Leenarts. “Inside and out, our new design philosophy is about creating memorable moments of interaction that build and maintain the relationship between human being and machine.”

By extending the wheelbase a full 53 mm (2.08 inches), designers managed to position the wheels higher up into the sheet metal, thus reducing the perception of overall length and mass. Add the short overhangs and rearward cabin position and you end up with a dynamic-looking hatchback, one that is said to deliver “class-leading aerodynamic efficiency”. As for styling, even though Ford went with a recognizable front fascia, the rest of the car looks significantly different than the outgoing model, regardless of version.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Speaking of versions, right now the all-new Focus can be ordered as a Vignale, ST-Line, Active and Titanium, in either 5-door or Estate form. The Vignale was given elegant ornamentation such as the satin aluminum finishes for the roof rails, fascia and rocker inserts, as well as a signature grille mesh. The ST-Line on the other hand looks more aggressive with its large diffuser and functional roof spoiler – it also comes with signature lower wing elements.

Customers will be able to order their new Focus in one of 13 exterior colors, including Orange Glow, Desert Island Blue and the Vignale-exclusive four-coat dark Mulberry.

Moving on to the interior, this is where passengers should notice the less cluttered design, giving way to a more calming atmosphere, or at least that’s what the automaker would have us think.

Visually though, the entire dashboard looks more straight forward than before, which in turn should make the cabin feel more spacious. There are soft touch materials on the upper instrument panel and doors, while polished glass and brushed finishes can be found on the door trims and air vent registers.

“Those ‘busy’ areas where different structures and materials meet within a space are gone,” added Leenarts. “Instead, materials are specifically chosen to better blend and complement each other, emphasizing the improved craftsmanship and quality.”

Safer than the average Ford

The all-new Focus features a wide range of advanced technologies, among them Level 2 automation and several systems meant to make driving the car a more comfortable and less demanding experience.

For example, Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies enhance safety, driving and parking, while ACC with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring will make long journeys less stressful. The ACC works at speeds of up to 200 km/h (125 mph).

Then there’s the Adaptive Front Lighting System with Predictive curve light and Sign-based light. This tech pre-adjusts headlight patterns for maximum visibility before reaching a curve, intersection or roundabout. The new Focus is also the first Ford vehicle in Europe to feature a Head-up display (HUD). The automaker says their HUD is among the brightest available, adjustable in 16 increments up to 10,000 candela per meter squared.

As for the rest of the car’s active safety features, here’s a quick rundown of what’s going to keep you safe: Active Park Assist 2, Park-out Assist, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Evasive Steering Assist, Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Rear wide-view camera, Wrong Way Alert, Ford MyKey and Post-Collision Braking. Ford expects the all-new Focus to earn a 5-star safety rating during crash tests. They’re basing their expectations, in part, on the 40% increase in front crash load capability coming from the new C2 platform.

The infotainment system

On the connectivity front, the 2019 Focus introduces FordPass Connect for European customers, thus turning the car into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, as passengers can connect up to 10 devices. By using the FordPass mobile app, you then get Vehicle Locator, Vehicle Status, Door Lock Unlock, Remote Start (for models equipped with the 8-speed auto) and eCall functionality.

If you just want to relax, know that Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system (with its 8″ touchscreen) supports wireless charging and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. Then there’s the new B&O PLAY sound system, boasting 675 watts, 10 speakers, a 140 mm (5.5 in) boot-mounted subwoofer and a mid-range speaker in the center of the dashboard.

Thanks to the car’s increased dimensions, front seat occupants can enjoy 1,421 mm’s (55.9 in) worth of shoulder room, while knee clearance in the rear is improved by more than 50 mm (1.96 in), offering a best-in-class 81 mm (3.18 in). As for the Estate model, the load height in the boot has been increased by 43 mm (1.69 in), while overall capacity is 1,650 liters (58.26 cu.ft). Also, in order to open the boot, all you need to do is perform that kicking motion underneath the bumper.

A range of new and efficient petrol and diesel options

Future Focus owners can choose between Ford EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel engines, said to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards. They can be mated either to six-speed manual transmissions or a new eight-speed automatic.

Opt for petrol and you’ll find yourself having to choose between a 1.0-liter EcoBoost (107g/km CO2) or a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost (122 g/km CO2). While the former is offered with 85 PS (83 HP), 100 PS (98 HP) and 125 PS (123 HP), the latter is more punchy at either 150 PS (148 HP) or 182 PS (179 HP).

The diesel options are as follows: new 1.5-liter EcoBlue (91 g/km CO2) with either 95 PS (93 HP) or 120 PS (118 HP) – both offering 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque, and a 2.0-liter EcoBlue (112 g/km CO2) good for 150 PS (148 HP) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque.

Ultimately, it’s only the 125 PS 1.0-liter EcoBoost, 150 PS 1.5-liter EcoBoost, 120 PS 1.5-liter EcoBlue and 150 PS 2.0-liter EcoBlue units that can be mated to Ford’s new 8-speed automatic. Everything else will only work with a 6-speed manual.

We’ll have to wait a few months to learn which engines will be on offer in the United States and Canada.

UK Pricing & Specs

Customers in the UK can choose between seven variants from launch. The previously mentioned entry-level price tag of £17,930 is for the Style model, while the Zetec starts from £19,300, ST Line from £21,570, ST-Line X from £24,050, Titanium from £21,550, Titanium X from £22,820 and the Vignale from £25,450.

The Style spec comes standard with 16 inch alloys, air conditioning, DAB digital radio with Bluetooth and Emergency Assist, electronic parking brake, autonomous emergency braking, tire pressure monitoring, Hill Start Assist and Lane-Keeping Aid. Zetec on the other hand adds SYNC3 DAB Radio with a 6.5-inch touchscreen (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto), cruise control with speed limiter, front fog lights and the QuickClear heated windscreen.

With Titanium models you get front and rear parking sensors, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, an 8-inch color touchscreen, sat-nav and FordPass Connect wireless connectivity. Titanium X presents itself with partial leather trim, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, privacy glass and 17-inch alloys.

If you like your hatchbacks looking sporty, then you should aim for either the ST-Line or the ST-Line X. The former offers a unique upper and lower grille, as well as a bespoke rear spoiler and polished twin tailpipes. Inside you get a flat bottom steering wheel, black headlining, aluminum gear knob, alloy finish pedals and red stitching, although if that’s still not sporty enough for you, go for the ST-Line X which adds 18-inch alloys, red brake calipers and some of the Titanium X’s better features.

Finally, the flagship Focus Vignale is the one that boasts unique front grille and body styling, 18-inch wheels, full LED lights (front and rear), leather upholstery, head-up display, rear view camera, heated steering wheel, the 675-watt B&O system (a £350 option on Titanium, Titanium X and ST-Line X) and the exclusive Dark Mulberry body color.

What? There’s a Sedan version too?

Yes indeed. Except that this will be a market-specific model, so it won’t be joining its 5-door and Estate siblings all throughout the world. For starters, it will land in China later this year, where compact sedans still account for 35% of all passenger car sales.

The 2019 Focus Sedan should also make the rounds throughout Europe, especially Eastern Europe, where it’s proven to be quite popular. So while it may not be coming to the UK, we expect to see it in markets such as Hungary or Turkey.

Focus Active: watch out Subaru Crosstrek

Then there’s the Focus Active, with its bespoke front end design, more ground clearance, protective black wheel arch and rocker claddings, plus front and rear skid plates and rocker inserts in contrast silver.

 

 

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  • Jkedz

    Is this the new Kia Ceed or the Hyundai i30, Im confused.

    • Christian

      If that confuses you? You should try to see how it is to be jerking off to a porn-video, while thinking about what your mates are doing….

      • Six Thousand Times

        Weird tangent.

      • ..talk about focus..

      • Moveon Libtards

        Ignore the mentally slow left-wing idiot above.

    • Bash

      Damn, you beat me to it… it definitely does look like a Kia.

      • Moveon Libtards

        Mazda 3

    • Marty

      I think it’s the new Astra. Or maybe …the old Astra.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Congratulations to President Tru mp for winning on Chinese auto tarriffs. So much for that trade war this site and others tried to scare us with.

      See the screenshot of the headlines attached. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9738723cfca0025e6a61e01acf00c8a58274afd107ddff8674826f36078147cd.png

    • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

      u. took the words out of my mouth!!

    • MarketAndChurch

      I don’t see it. It looks more like the European Fiesta or the Mazda3 than any Kia or Hyundai.

    • LWOAP

      It doesn’t have BMW style taillights so it’s not a Kia although I’m pretty sure the styling on this Focus is at least close to what Hyundai did.

    • Eduardo Palandi

      isn’t it the Lexus CT?

    • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

      Honestly I see a lot of Mazda lines even the minimalist interior

    • bd0007

      Looks more like a hybrid of a Hyundai and Mazda.

  • Adi

    Looks better than I expected.

  • Janar Siniväli

    I’m disappointed – it is like the end of the 1990s when carmakers didn’t seem to know where to go – so they just did… something. Twisted some lines and that’s about it.

    The result is just not cool – it is boring where it should be fresh and too playful where it should be stylish. The dashboard looks like a small compact car.

    I was really looking forward to finally exchanging my 10 year old Focus for a new one. But again, after many new cars of this class have debuted I have to repeat myself: 5 years have passed and noone has managed to make a better car than a Škoda Octavia.

    • rover10

      Wait until you see this car on the road, it’s stunning in both hot and Vignale trims. The option list is impressive too! I reckon many auto companies including the Koreans, would give their right arm for this beauty.

      • Marty

        I think Janar’s point is that “many auto companies including the Koreans” already have it.

  • Gustavo Adriano

    I liked, unlike the current model this new Focus have more elegant lines, “focusing” less in sportivity. Maybe some people woundn’t like that, but I think the Hatch is the more uniform.
    I didn’t like the SW because I think the rear didn’t fit with the 3/4 profile (the “boomerang” tailights remembred me something from the old Volvos):
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/70d76bdd857c292b29843e03dcc722b41e12efae3a8af2159981c43a48a00cb3.jpg

    • donald seymour

      Nailed it!

  • danno

    For NA markets, did they get rid of that awful DCT?

    • Bill Nguyen

      Haha I’m wondering about that too. Super unreliable.

  • Christian
  • erly5

    On the whole, a decent update imo. Certainly looks more dynamic than the outgoing Focus, be interesting to see the lower and mid-spec versions that will make up the majority of sales.

  • StrangerGP

    The hatchback looks like a more elegant Fiat Tipo lol.

  • TheHake

    Wow. Looking good, Ford!

  • Khanaar

    It’s a Mazda 3… Not very good imho

    • donald seymour

      Exactly, complete ripoff.

  • no25

    Does every car brand use the same interior nowadays?

    • 2sfhim

      Not French brands (obviously)

  • Adi
  • Vassilis

    Hm, it looks weird. A little bubbly, looks Korean. Maybe the design will grow on me. I think it looks better than the outgoing model though.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    basically modernised mazda 3

  • Autoexperte

    the Ford Focus is in Germany on place three of the best-selling cars, a important car for Ford Europe

    • TheHake

      Very important. And I think this will do well.

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    The rear end is a copy paste of the Fiat Tipo. I don’t know if this new Focus is a yep or a nope… It looks weird expecially the front end… The inside? Already saw in others cars

  • Autoexperte

    old one looks much better

  • iea96

    Just realized the JLR style gear dial thing. Don’t know what to say

  • Marty

    “Those ‘busy’ areas where different structures and materials meet within a space are gone,”

    Too bad the guy who glued the old DVD-screen to the dash didn’t get that memo.

  • Jerry Hightower

    Nice looking STATION WAGON Mr. Ford!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Let’s take a look at the new Ford Focus

    Let’s take a look at the new Ford Focus

    Let’s take a look at the new Ford Focus

    I guess it looks…OKAY?

  • Six Thousand Times

    Nice KIA?

  • klowik

    The ST-Line design looks real good. Ford should just put the ST-line front grille to all. The base model facia just looks ugly .

  • Looks good but it doesn’t look like a Ford…nice upgraded interior…

  • ZYGIUS

    Looks all melted from other brands, especially koreans…. Shame on you Ford, Focus was big player….

  • roy

    Ford just really can’t let go of Aston, Volvo and jlr

  • TheHake

    No digital cockpit option? What is this, 1994?

  • Moveon Libtards

    Congratulations to President Tru mp for winning on Chinese auto tarriffs. So much for that trade war this site and others tried to scare us with.

    See the screenshot of the headlines attached.

  • TrevP

    When are we going to be done with these after-thought looking infotainment displays?

  • Dennis Scipio

    It looks okay

  • Merc1

    Looks like a Mazda then it doesn’t. Weirdo ugly looking, especially the sedan version.

    M

    • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

      Mazda 3 witn Yaris IA front end
      This is exactly what will look if Toyota outsourcing the Mazda 3 as Corolla sedan

  • Nordschleife

    While I don’t have an issue with the stand alone floating infotainment screens, I do feel like the Tucson refresh and the new Santa Fe as well as the Accord and new Altima all have the same interior. It’s like they don’t know how to do the free standing screen in any other way than what Mazda did. I mean they all look really similar. As far as the Focus itself is concerned. It’s ok. The hatchback looks better than all the other variants and I am more of a sedan guy.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Too busy knocking out SUVs, Ford, to be spending a bit of time on the Focus?

    Meh

  • DJ

    NICE! Contemporary but not quirky. Very elegant but not too bland. Finally an attractive Focus. Hope they don’t screw it up when it comes to the US

  • Matt

    Why do you like doing handbrake skids?

  • SteersUright

    Looks like they really admire Hyundai and Mazda!
    Shamefully, there is nothing really attractive about this new Focus in any of its iterations/configurations.

  • DMax

    What’s with car design nowadays? Everything, apart from a few models here and there typically sports cars, looks the same, bland, uninspiring, cookie cutter, boring, etc. Especially the interior layout. It’s getting increasingly hard to tell different brands apart. Remove the badges and you’ll be wondering what the hell is it you’re looking at.

  • alexxx

    Side is BMWs,and back is Kias…💯

  • Helder Rosário

    Opel Astra’s ugly cousin

    aand with a ugly ass.

    • Benjamin B.

      Ford outsells Opel.

  • Benjamin B.

    I hope Ford decides to offer the 1.5L EcoBoost engine in the USDM to spilt the difference between the NA 2L Duratec offered here and the 2L EcoBoost-powered ST model. I reckon the ST-Line mid-level trim package would make a welcomed edition to the Focus SE/Zetec. I hope the USDM entry level offers the 16-inch alloys the Style model offers. I suspect Ford is mulling the idea of the Active model for the USDM, which I am sure would sell. Let’s hope Ford considers the 1.5L EcoBoost as well as the ST-Line trim. It’s less likely the USDM will get the wagon variant or an EcoBlue (1.5L or 2L) diesel engine, although Ford will soon offer the 1.5L EcoBlue engine in the Transit Connect.

    Ford should look what Honda is doing: the Civic can be had with the NA 2L or a 1.5L with a turbo. The Si gets a toned variant of the that 1.5L engine while the Si gets a 2L with a turbo. Honda also offers a hybrid sedan body style badged as an Insight. Ford is rumored to have a plugin Focus in the pipeline as well as a new Electric model and 48-volt mild hybrid system for the next RS.

  • LWOAP

    Way too many pictures.

  • Jarosław Kotowicz

    Focus ain’t anymore the car that it used to be.

  • Dennis James

    I didn’t expect it to look so bad. The hatch looks like Fiat Tipo, but that was made with cost cutting in mind and I can understand the weird looks. The interior is nice, but I wouldn’t buy a car looking like this.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Looks great.

  • Six_Tymes

    i like it, except for the nav screen location, i very much dislike nav screens that are not flush style design. so, that leaves me out from ever buying.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Dammit, Ford, the Focus Wagon comes very close to meeting the combination of specs, cargo space, and creature comforts I want in a car for a journeyman actor/grip/stagehand. Bring it to the US.

  • ErnieB

    To all haters.. this looks like a kickass new ford!! Ford ain’t what it used to be and that is a great thing! This looks upscale .. hope the fusion gets a similar treatment.. like the wagon!!

  • JH

    The style of the wagon is bad, just compare this with new Kia CEED
    Wagon with nice flowing lines https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03fc91317a184c14654a347a6ab8cee619caaf5384f4119c1cf1df6be8d84d7d.jpg

  • JH
  • Edums

    Massive front overhand that I cannot stop looking at it. Everything else seems an improvement over the previous model, which I personally also liked.

  • R Z
  • OSM CHAÎNE

    Fiat tipo hhh

  • Harry Nimmergut

    All I can say is that this better get the 8-speed in place of the current, dreadful DCT in the States or it’ll be DOA here.

  • timii

    Ayoo the active looks like a gla in the rear lol

  • Harry_Wild

    I buy the station wagon if Ford offer it in either a ST or RS trim line. We will see!

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