Ford is working on the next generation of its popular Focus sedan and hatchback models, which our sources say should debut early in 2018. It will be based on a new chassis providing a longer wheelbase and more interior space. It also looks set to be slightly wider and lower than the current model. Major changes to the interior could see it adopt a dashboard similar to the Fusion.
It is too early to confirm engines, but insiders have told us that the company planned to drop all normally aspirated engines and switch to the company’s EcoBoost powerplants. Fans of the Focus ST will be pleased to hear that the next generation is also set to get a power hike to around 209kW. – Mark Smyth