Although the Blue Oval has confirmed that the fourth generation version of its important hatch won't be debuting at the Geneva Motor Show next month, a weekend report by autoevolution.com has claimed that ti will enter production at Ford's Saarlouis Plant in Germany around June and offered in five trim levels; Trend, Trend Business, Titanium and ST-Line.
It also claims that an estate model would arrive in September as well as the luxury Vignale trim level, while the crossover inspired Active would make its debut at the beginning of next year. No word on either the ST or RS were made.
In terms of powerunits, the Focus will initially be offered in a choice of a single EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue turbodiesel engine, the latter displacing 1.0-litres and producing 62 kW, 74 kW and 92 kW and the latter 1.5-litres with outputs of 70 kW and 88 kW.
Arriving at the same time as the estate and Vignale, the EcoBoost will be supplemented with a bigger 1.5-litre mill developing either 110 kW or 128 kW, as well as a 2.0-litre EcoBlue making 110 kW. A six-speed manual gearbox will be standard although a brand-new eight-speed automatic will offered as an option in place of the six-speed torque converter auto and the similar ratio Powershift dual-clutch.
Local availability of the new Focus has not yet been confirmed, but expect it to arrive soon after sales in Europe have commenced or indeed towards the end of 2018.