A new compact for the whole world: Ford introduces the 2019 Ford Focus MK4 in April 2018. We have the first photo of the undisguised model and all the info.
So far, Ford is surprisingly open with the new 2019 Ford Focus MK4. Prototypes drive colorfully decorated on public roads. The front doors are even glued to a buzzword in order to be able to link photos to social media professionally. This picture may not be for Ford but no one: a Hungarian caught the compact undisguised at a photo shoot. The magazine Vezess.hu published his photo first.
Annoying, because until the official premiere it takes another two months. Ford will not be showing the focus at the Geneva Motor Show. It is planned to have its own premiere in April 2018. The market launch follows in the summer.
2019 Ford Focus MK4 Redesign
The photo shows a sporty version of the focus. We recognize a large roof spoiler, red lacquered calipers, a hinted rear diffuser and a discreet splinter in front. Presumably, it is the equipment variant St-line. For a Focus ST, the front brake is a bit too small.
In the generation, the focus gets four LED headlights with striking daytime running lights. Earlier prototypes show that the base is equipped with halogen lamps and another light graphics. There are wider rear lights and a C-pillar without windows. Seams in the flanks emphasize the wheel.
An important detail could almost be overlooked: The tank lid now sits on the left side of the vehicle. What sounds banal indicates fundamental changes in vehicle architecture. The new 2019 Ford Focus MK4 is no longer based on the old C1 platform but on the new C2 chassis. The Focus Mk 4 is the first car on this basis.
It will substantially improve the focus. Above all, the new platform saves weight and increases the interior space. It should also facilitate hybridization. Ford wants to offer full-and plug-in hybrids in large quantities. The only alternative to internal combustion engines has been the focus electric. The model sold poorly in Europe. Ford therefore moved production to the USA.
2019 Ford Focus MK4 Interior and Specs
Under the hood of the new focus, three cylinders will continue to play an important role. Ford can cover the power range up to 200 hp with the small 1.5-liter petrol engine. 1.0-liter engines are used in the base. All gasoline direct injectors receive an Otto particulate filter as standard, many a cylinder shutdown. Perhaps Ford will also offer mild hybrids.
Four cylinders are probably only available with the self-igniters – or in the sporty 2019 Ford Focus MK4 St. The basic suction petrol may remain on offer with 85 Horsepower. It does not need a particulate filter and could hold the base at low prices. The top Model Focus RS will also come back, but only in a few years. Priority will be given to volume models and technical innovations. Driver assistance and infotainment are extensively improved.
The photo of an early interior shows a large, mounted monitor as well as a tidy dashboard. The ventilation nozzles of the prototype seem to come from the 3-D printer. The 2019 Ford Focus interior, however, seems to be quite finished. An important step for the focus – here the current model looks particularly old. Next to the door, a focus combi starts again. Both body variants and the OPT Vignale are still in the current year. A limousine is also planned. It is not known whether it is coming to Europe.
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