Spy Shot: New Ford Focus

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Our spy photographers have captured the first images of the new Ford Focus undergoing testing in the Arctic Circle. Get the details here…

Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

The Ford Focus is a popular choice in the C-segment hatchback market and latest 3rd-generation Focus has sold particularly well locally against rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra, Mazda3 and Hyundai i30, to name a few. The Focus’ success can be attributed to its appealing design and the inclusion of Ford’s acclaimed 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre EcoBoost engines in the local range.

The new, 4th-generation Ford Focus is currently in development and our German spy photographers have captured the first images of a heavily camouflaged Focus prototype undergoing cold weather testing in the Arctic Circle. Exact details of the new Focus are quite difficult to discern from the images, but a new window line at rear door design is evident; the newcomer is also likely to feature a rear spoiler above the rear 'screen for a sportier look. The exterior design of the new Focus is expected to be similar to that of the new Ford Fiesta.

The interior of this Focus prototype is well hidden, but given that the current Focus’ interior is quite dated already, you can expect Ford to upgrade the interior substantially for the next-generation Focus. The new Ford Focus will likely be shown later this year with market launch expected in 2018.

We will update you as more information becomes available.

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