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New Ford Focus reveal confirmed for April 10th


Ford has begun the countdown of unveiling the much anticipated fourth generation Focus, by revealing new teaser images and indeed confirming April 10th as the official launch date.

While the snaps, allegedly leaked by the Blue Oval’s Romanian Facebook page merely shows the new alloy wheels and single bar LED headlight, further digging by has claimed that the Focus, depending on the model, will shave some 50 kg off the outgoing model, that it will gain in overall length and as previously reported, feature interior styling similar to that of the new Fiesta.

As reported last month, the Focus will enter production around June at Ford’s Saarlouis Plant in Germany, and will be offered as a hatch, a sedan and from September, a estate. The latter bodystyle will arrive at the same time as the luxury Vignale trim level, which will join the Trend, Trend Business, Titanium and ST-Line available at launch.

Arriving next year, the crossover inspired Active will allegedly come with four-wheel drive, while the ST will pack a 206 kW version of the 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine as opposed to the current 184 kW 2.0-litre turbo. Unknown until now, also claims that the RS could utilise a hybrid drivetrain producing in the region of 298 kW, making it on par with the forthcoming Mercedes-AMG A45.

Power for the Focus will come from a 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in three states of tune (62 kW, 74 kW and 92 kW), a 1.5-litre EcoBoost developing either 110 kW or 128 kW, a 1.5-litre EcoBlue turbodiesel making 70 kW or 88 kW and a 2.0-litre EcoBlue with 110 kW. A six-speed manual gearbox will be standard, with a new eight-speed automatic expect to replace the current six-speed Powershift dual-clutch.

More details are expected to emerge in the coming weeks.

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