The restyled Ford Focus is expected to arrive in early 2022 with a more aggressive appearance, an updated infotainment system and a hybrid engine. This “other” star of the compact segment does not intend to overshadow the new Peugeot 308.
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[Mise à jour du 09/07/2021] After the front, place it in the stern of the future Focus “2-stage”. Here, too, a gain in aggression can be expected. must pass more visible tailpipes and revised opticsnot in their external form, but in their internal arrangement.
While the Volkswagen Golf 8 has been in dealerships for a while and the new Peugeot 308 is in the marketing phase, Ford prepares Focus restyling To keep the compact sedan, whose fourth generation launched in 2018, on par with generation-changing competition.
a more assertive character
On the design side, the Focus “2-stage” should gain sportiness Thanks to the refined front lighting units located on both sides of the enlarged grille. Their shields should be redesigned for the same purpose and the front air intakes should be emphasized more. Some new features are also expected in the cabin, starting with a larger central screen that houses the Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system, which will replace the version 3 currently found on the compact model. The Enhanced Active variant will qualify for the same treatment. The traditional SW station wagon that has recently disappeared from our areas may not return.
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A hybrid Focus in the range?
Under the hood, the main innovation of the restyling should be the arrival of a 190-horsepower hybrid engine from Kuga. The Focus series will be particularly rich in gasoline, micro-hybrid, hybrid, bioethanol and diesel.
However, the addition of a rechargeable hybrid variant is not guaranteed. The sporty Focus ST, no longer available as a diesel in France, He could see the power gain of his 280 hp petrol engine now to reach the level of a Renault Mégane RS displaying 300 horsepower. The restyled Ford Focus will be available at the end of 2021 for marketing purposes in the spring of 2022.
Source : motor.es