Having absolved itself of the sinfully bad 2005– 2011 Focus models with the excellent 2012 Focus, Ford should build on that success. A minimum of, it has to show it can keep the Focus nameplate a winner here in the United States instead of let it languish into obsolescence as it did previously.
Considering that the current Focus appeared in 2012, it won areas on our 10Best Cars list two years in a row prior to being unseated by the also-excellent Mazda 3. The Focus is still a solid compact car, however its replacement will face a harder competitive set that includes the current Chevrolet Cruze, the new Honda Civic, and the Mazda 3’s approaching replacement
2019 Ford Focus Design
We do not anticipate Ford will burn the current Focus’s structure to the ground and go back to square one however, rather, that it will massage those bones to decrease weight, increase tightness, and keep up with ever-tougher international crash requirements. The current model sports a commendably stiff body and exceptional suspension tuning, properties that we hope will carry over to 2019 Ford Focus.
Style wise, it’s hard to garner much from these spy images of a greatly camouflaged Focus hatchback model. We can detect more toned body-side styling that sweeps from simply behind the front wheel prior to increasing to near the top of the rear fender, together with the most recent take on Ford’s corporate two-slat grille. In general, however, the Focus doesn’t appear like it will break brand-new ground stylistically.
Inside, we’re faced with another set of confusing prototype aspects, namely the strange binnacle atop the dash that houses a really cheap-looking head system that doesn’t appear in any other modern-day U.S.-market Ford, as well as the incomplete door panels. We sure hope those white plastic air vents are test pieces, due to the fact that not only are they garishly substantial, they’re unattractive, too. Look past the unfinished or still-under-development bits, and there are noteworthy changes such as an electronic parking brake with an auto-hold function and what might be a completely digital gauge cluster.
2019 Ford Focus Engine
Today’s Focus uses only a 160-hp 2.0-liter 4 and a 123-hp turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost. (Of course, the Focus ST and Focus RS performance models use burlier turbo fours, which we anticipate will carry over to their replacements, but we’re concentrating on the routine Focus here).
Those engine choices might remain, although Ford might decide to embrace a turbocharged, small-displacement four-cylinder either as an additional engine or changing the turbo 3, helping the Focus to square up much better versus Chevy’s all-turbo Cruze and Honda’s half-turbo Civic lineup. The Focus prototype envisioned here has a six-speed handbook transmission, a choice our company believe will return on the 2019 Focus in addition to a revised model of the six-speed dual-clutch automated used in the existing car.
2019 Ford Focus Price
Try to find the brand-new Focus to make its debut sometime in the year before showing up in the U.S. as a 2019-model-year offering. Ford needs to continue to sell its compact in both sedan and hatchback guises, with a beginning rate around $17,000 to $18,000.