The well-known Ford Focus has been announced to hit the showrooms as a 2018 model. The spy photos and rumors reveal that the 2018 Ford Focus looks similar to its 2015 predecessor. However, some significant changes have been made and this next-generation Focus will appear pretty much modified, although we will have to wait for some time to get all of these information confirmed.
When it comes to exterior, we could not help but notice that, honestly, there have not been some radical changes that would get your attention. The general feeling is that the shape and the wheel base are similar to the current model. Also, there have not been any differences in the front. However, the grille, with horizontal chrome or aluminum slats, is a bit larger, the air dam shorter and the previous big and square headlights have now been more round and smaller. What is different is the size of the new 2018 Focus. The whole vehicle appears to be wider and longer. This probably helped manufacturers in putting a wider platform. Looking at its profile, we have noticed that Focus remains faithful to its recognizable design.
Perhaps, we cannot be much informative when it comes to interior of the new 2018 Ford Focus because the inside has still been a mystery. Some experts say, and we would expect that, too, that the new Focus will be able to stand up to its competition and members of the next-generation vehicles. The central console can be found on the dashboard. The instrument cluster will probably tend to keep a more minimalistic and traditional design. Everything will be plain, but with the necessary technological equipment and features that expected in a 2018 model. It will have a larger infotainment screen but only time will tell what other innovative features this model will offer inside. Since we have mentioned that the whole vehicle is about to be longer and wider, you can expect that the larger platform will enable more cabin space, which means more head and legroom than in the previous model, especially for the rear seat passengers.
The greatest mystery of all has probably been the engine that the new 2018 Focus is hiding under its hood. There have been rumors that the new engine will come in several versions, all turbocharged: 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost Petrol engine with 138 horsepower and diesel versions with 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre engine, currently used in the 2018 Fusion and 2018 Ford Escape . Some speculations say that the Focus RS version is expected to come with 2.0-litre EcoBoost and have close to 300 horsepower.
2018 Ford Focus Release Date and Price
Since the new Ford Focus will come out as a 2018 model, you should be expecting its release later this year. It has been said that the base model’s price will start at $ 17,000 while the 2018 Focus RS will start around $ 35, 000.
(Image: Auto Express)