Ford has released a teaser video of its new 2019 Focus in Europe. The short trailer gives us a quick look at the front lights with a familiar LED signature (feel free to call it Thor’s Axe…), the aluminum wheels and the rear hatch.
Not much, but in a previous leak / scoop, we got a revealing look at the latest-generation Ford Focus without a hint of camouflage, courtesy of a reader of Vezess who snapped the hatchback during an official photo shoot of the car in Cascais, Portugal.
The new Ford Focus will premiere at an event on April 10. In the scoop, it appears as if the blue Focus pictured is an ST Line model due to the presence of a small badge on the front fender and a set of silver and black alloy wheels. An aggressive roof spoiler also makes the car look especially appealing.
Compared to the outgoing Focus, the exterior design of the new car is dramatically different. In fact, we think it looks quite similar to a number of South Korean hatchbacks, including the latest Hyundai i30 and Kia Rio. That’s certainly no bad thing.
Last year, Ford’s head of global markets, Jim Farley, revealed that the all-new Focus will move upmarket and sell in lower numbers than the current car. As part of this change, the hatchback will be available in range-topping Vignale guise while also offering a crossover-like Active version.
Production of the next Focus will commence in the second half of 2019. Most North American models will be sourced from China before additional variants from Europe arrive.
Article has been updated with the official Ford teaser video