Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | February 14, 2017 15:32
Longer, wider 2019 Ford Focus spotted in prototype form
Ford's C-segment contender will be all-new come 2019 apparently. According to our spies, the images you are seeing right now is that of the next-generation Focus in full prototype form.
Despite the heavy camouflage, the 2019 Focus appears to have styling cues from the seventh-gen Fiesta that was first revealed late last year. The distinct headlights have been slightly tweaked while a new grill makes its home at the center front fascia.
It's along the side where the uncanny resemblance of the Fiesta can be seen on the 2019 Focus. Like the smaller hatchback, the Focus hatch appears to have a new prominent beltline that runs the entire length of the car. Also present is the sloping roofline which gives the next-gen Focus a nice flowing shape.
Around the back, the prototype body has faux taillights, but it is highly likely these are placeholders for the new set which may take on the shape of a two-piece clusters.
Size-wise, our insiders expect that the new Focus will be larger, wider and roomier than the current model.
Our spies were also able to take a peek inside the 2019 Focus. While still in its development stage, the large center display could mean the the next-gen Focus will have SYNC 3 as standard, as well as a tweaked center console. Unfortunate, however, is the removal of the manual parking brake as this particular prototype (nicknamed Ringo) appears to have an electronic parking brake (EPB) instead of the traditional lever.
A wide range of gasoline- and diesel-powered engines are expected to be available in the 2019 Focus, as well as a full-electric and hybrid powertrains.
Aside from the hatchback body, our spies were also able to see a wagon test mule of the Focus. No pictures of a sedan prototype have surfaced yet however.