Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: Ford | posted February 24, 2014 10:05
Ford Motor Company redesigns the Focus, gets the 'AM' grille
Following the thorough redesign of the Fiesta, Ford seems to be making the Aston Martin “inspired” grille a seemingly standard look of the brand and here's the proof: the redesigned Ford Focus.
The 2015 Focus gets a lower and wider stance with a new hood, front end and grille. Ford says that “the bonnet is sculpted with a dynamic shape from the front pillar to the corners of the upper part of the inverted trapezoid grille to deliver a strong, proud look”. The rear end appears to have remained the same, albeit with slimmer taillamps. The new model gets two new exterior colors with Deep Impact Blue and Glace Blue.
The interior appears to have been reworked as well with a new steering wheel with new button arrangements as well as a new center stack with a new entertainment system and a revised climate control layout.
The new Ford Focus will also debut with a new engine on top of the 1.0 liter EcoBoost, 1.6 Ti-VCT gasoline, Econetic, TDCI and electric variants (European market). The new engine is a 1.5 liter EcoBoost gasoline motor that makes either 150 PS or 180 PS, and can be mated with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual clutch transmission.
The new Focus also gets SYNC 2, a thorough upgrade of Ford's advanced in-car connectivity system.
Ford has, as of yet, only revealed the hatchback and wagon variants of the Focus. The sedan version has not been shown yet. The new Ford Focus made its debut today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will be unveiled next week at the Geneva Motor Show.