It has been a while since Ford stared their campaign for the 2019 Focus, and this whole time, they have been sharing teasers of the car that will supposedly make its debut sometime next year. Apart from the teasers, we have actually already spotted two variants of the prototype on public roads - the hatchback and the sedan. Both prototypes were dressed in a unique livery with a hastag that says “TimeToFocus”. And just before the holidays, we got another teaser from the automaker, and that is a final look at the new hatchback.
To be frank, the new teaser is nothing new from what we have already seen so far. And as mentioned earlier, it is dressed in a colourful livery with the same hashtag. But this time, it is slightly more distinguishable. Ford’s campaign and tag line “time to focus” actually mean focusing on their new products in 2018. However, they automaker did not comment on the medium sized camouflaged car that has been tapped to be launched in Essex, Germany, and the United States.
If you have not heard, the Ford Focus will be manufactured at the company’s Changan facility in China. This decision they made will help the American company save as much as $1 billion in costs as opposed to manufacturing the cars in the United States. For American-spec models, the cars will be imported from China and will be assembled in Ford’s Wayne, Michigan plant. They did not mention anything about shipping costs though.
The company expects the 2019 Ford Focus to grow exponentially over the current model. It will be having a longer wheelbase, which means more cabin space, and also more truck capacity. So far, we have not heard anything with regards to its powertrain, but we think that we will see a 1.5 liter three-cylinder engine as the volume seller, with larger options available in other continents.
Having said all that, we do not know when we will see the new Focus next, but with all the testing the prototype has gone through, we think that we may actually see it make its debut soon, and we mean at the Detroit Auto Show next month - that’s just our guess though. What we do know is that the Focus IV will hit the production line at the start of 2019.
As for the pricing details, we do not know yet how much the 2019 Focus would cost, but it should not be way different from the prices of the outgoing model.
What are your expectations from the 2019 Ford Focus? What features and specifications do you want to see from it? And how much power do you think it will have?