The current-generation Ford Focus has been around since 2011, making it ripe for a full model change. After months of spy shots and teasers, Ford has released one more teaser just as they announced the official reveal date of the C-segment contender. The fourth-generation Ford Focus will be officially unveiled next week, on April 10.
So what do we know about the upcoming Focus so far? Judging from the spy photos, it appears to follow the design set by its smaller sibling, the Fiesta. From Ford's previous teaser, the car was no longer wearing false panels, giving us a better idea of what the car will look like. From Ford's official photo, the all-new Focus sports a more aggressive look at the front and a curvier rear-end treatment. The signature trapezoidal grill has been flipped upside down and gets softer edges around the corner.
For now, it's the hatchback that has been previewed but a sedan and wagon will follow soon after. The two other body styles are likely to adapt the front fascia of the back. Based on the spy shots, the sedan has a flowing tail end with a high-set trunklid and will possibly come with its own unique rear fascia. As for the wagon, there's a longer rear section with a more upright glass area. Like the sedan, it too may get its own unique rear fascia treatment.
Engine details are yet to be confirmed but given Ford's commitment to the EcoBoost range, these will likely be the powertrain options for the C-segment fighter. It might pluck engines from both the Fiesta and the Mondeo (Ford's mid-sized sedan for Europe and parts of Asia), meaning a range of turbocharged three and four-cylinder mills. Also, don't count out turbodiesels which may join the range as well.
As the Focus is the second best-selling car in Europe (just behind the Volkswagen Golf), it is one of the most important and significant cars the brand makes.