Few leaked photos made Ford officially unveil today the 2014 Focus Facelift. Created under Ford Europe design director Steffan Lamm, the new Focus Facelift comes with a new trapezoidal front grille which is now positioned higher up on the nose, redesigned headlpamps that will also become a feature on all new Ford models, a new bonnet that features a centre power dome leading down the grille, redesigned front bumper and new front wings.
At the rear we find redesigned taillights that are now wider and a new rear bumper. The 2014 Ford Focus Facelift will be the first vehicle in Europe to feature the new fuel-efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost petrol engine delivering 150 hp or 180 hp.
Moreover, the car will also be available with the new 1.5-liter TDCi diesel engine that generates 95 hp and 120 hp. Still, Ford Focus Facelift will continue to offer the 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine that develops 100 hp or 120 hp. Ford promises a new version of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost that will offer sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions.
In 2015, Ford Focus will get the 1.5-liter diesel engine mated to the PowerShift automatic transmission and according to the carmaker, this new transmission will offer a fuel economy of 19 percent compared with the equivalent-powered current Focus.
Same new automatic transmission will be found on the 1.0-liter EcoBoost next year and Ford says that the engine will offer a 17 percent improvement in fuel-efficiency. A 150 PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel model will show a 14 per cent improvement when specified with a manual gearbox (13 per cent with an automatic transmission).
The 2014 Focus Facelift also comes with a cleaner-looking dashboard but according to the press release, the new Focus will be the first vehicle in Europe to offer SYNC 2, company’s advanced in-car connectivity system that features a high-resolution, 8-inch colour touch screen and advanced voice control. Furthermore, new Focis offers new Electronic Stability Programme , Electric Power Assist Steering, Active Park Assistant and Cross Traffic Alert. [source: Ford]