Ford has released images and details of the facelifted Focus hatchback and wagon which will be shown to the public next week at the 84th edition of the Geneva Motor Show. The models look more mature and refined than their respective predecessors and feature redesigned front and rear bumpers, restyled side sills, new headlights and taillights, together with the Aston Martin-inspired front grille seen on the Fiesta and Mondeo/Fusion. Inside there is a less cluttered layout with fewer buttons and an eight-inch touchscreen color display part of the SYNC 2 connectivity system. Also inside there’s a three-spoke steering wheel which has a sporty look.
The biggest changes occur under the hood where the refreshed Focus has gained a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that will be available with 150 HP and 180 HP outputs. This engine will serve as a replacement for the 1.6-liter EcoBoost mill, while on the diesel side there’s a new 4-cylinder TDCi 1.5-liter mill rated at 95 HP and 120 HP. The rest of the engines are carried over from the pre-facelift model and will be mated to five- and six-speed manual gearboxes, along with a six-speed automatic and a six-speed PowerShift automatic.