As with the last sighting some three months ago, the latest snaps sees the Focus still wearing large amounts of disguise and pre-production camouflage at the front, while the rear facia is a tad clearer with the lights taking hints from the new Fiesta.
The same applies to the interior where the old smartphone dashboard makes way for a Fiesta derived design, highlighted by a new freestanding infotainment display, U-shaped air vents and a new HVAC panel. Expect head and leg room to be an improvement over the current model thanks to an increase in wheelbase and height.
Motivation is likely to come from a range of reworked three and four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engines, as well as a 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre TDCI turbodiesel in various states of tune. Some market will also receive a normally aspirated petrol, a plug-in hybrid and full-electric option, while the performance ST will eschew the 2.0-litre turbo mill for a 1.5-litre unit rumoured to produce 206 kW.
European markets will also get the sporty ST-Line and luxury Vignale trim levels, as well as the off-road inspired Active based on the estate model.
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