“Time to Focus,” says the newest prototype of the 2019 Ford Focus hatchback. The testing vehicle features a stylish camouflage which doesn’t hide anything at all. This means that we can see pretty much everything right now.
The stylish wrap reveals a new hatchback body style and plenty of new details all around. The new grille resembles the previous. Though it’s notably larger and sits lower, so it makes the difference without any doubt. Uphill at sides, the 2019 Focus sports a pair of redesigned headlights, LED-treated of course. The psychedelic camouflage can’t really hide bulged rear haunches or new front fenders, but Blue Oval managed to keep us away from the new taillights. More precisely, these are fakes.
More Room Inside
The biggest focus on the new Focus is inside for sure. The upcoming model will be larger from its predecessor, which opens up new possibilities inside of the cabin. The additional space will probably be used for the rear-seat arrangement and some for cargo. This way, Ford’s amazing hatchback should be able to stand on the same line with the new Civic. Of course, the manufacturer will not forget to use some better quality materials for the inside, as well as the latest technologies.
Engines and Transmissions
The all-new 2019 Ford Focus will mostly rely on a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder unit. There will be different engines offered of course, but this one will be available worldwide for sure. The U.S. buyers will be able to get an optional 2.0-liter four, which will come in a pair with a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Ford will not get rid of the six-speed manual for sure, but we are not so sure whether it’s going to be offered in North America or not.
Price and Arrival
The all-new model will be produced in China. However, the world premiere will happen home first. Blue Oval hasn’t released anything official until now, but we expect the 2019 Focus hatchback early next year at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The compact car will likely start between $17,000 and $18,000.