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News New Ford Focus Debuts, Arrives in U.S. Next Year

18:05  12 april  2018
18:05  12 april  2018 Source:   motortrend.com

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But here' s one thing for small-car believers to get excited about: the all- new global Ford Focus will be coming stateside in 2019. The automaker is unveiling its next -gen compact today at simultaneous events in Europe and China, markets that will be getting the car later this year .

Ford Focus New Ford Focus Debuts , Arrives in U . S . Next Year Will be offered globally as a sedan, hatch, and wagon Lately, there hasn’t been much good news concerning small cars in the U . S . The segment has been losing ground to crossovers, leading Ford to decide not to bring its new Fiesta

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Lately, there hasn't been much good news concerning small cars in the U.S. The segment has been losing ground to crossovers, leading Ford to decide not to bring its new Fiesta across the pond and GM to reportedly kill the Chevrolet Sonic later this year. But here's one thing for small-car believers to get excited about: the all-new global Ford Focus will be coming stateside in 2019.

The automaker is unveiling its next-gen compact today at simultaneous events in Europe and China, markets that will be getting the car later this year. Ford tells us the North American market will have to wait until the second half of 2019 to get its latest C-segment offering. That's likely due to Focus production moving from Michigan to China, a shift that will halt manufacturing of the compact for this market for about a year. But when we do get the new Focus, the Blue Oval says to expect more comfort and space along with an improved driving experience. The fourth-generation Focus was "redesigned from the wheels up," according to Ford, which also says it considered feedback from customers around the world during the new car's development. Ford promises each Focus model will be tailored for the global region it's intended for.

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The next -generation Ford Focus will debut in Europe at a stand-alone event in April, instead of the Geneva auto show, according to a report from Automotive New This means the Focus will not be produced for North America for about a year , but Ford says this will save the company up to billion.

Check out the all- new Focus Active, recently introduced in Europe. Headed to the U . S . next year . pic.twitter.com/641SiQYR0f. This Is the Ford Focus Active That ’ s Coming to the U . S . - www.yahoo.com. New Ford Focus Debuts ; Here ’ s What We Know .

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The Focus will be available globally as a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, and five-door hatchback, though we won't hold our breath on getting any wagon love here in crossover country. The wraps come off the sportier-looking Focus ST-Line, more premium Focus Vignale, and slightly raised Focus Active in Europe, while the Titanium and a China-specific ST-Line make their debut in China.

Thanks to a leaked image earlier this year and many revealing teasers, there's nothing too surprising about the Focus' design. The headlights appear less swept back than on the outgoing Focus and feature unique LED clusters and accents depending on trim. The Focus also gets a longer hood and aero-optimized front end. The new model is also more spacious inside despite having the same exterior dimensions as the outgoing Focus. Rear passengers gain more space thanks to a longer wheelbase, which grows shoulder room by roughly 2.4 inches, knee room by 2 inches, and legroom by 2.8 inches. Additionally, designers focused on making the car easier to get in and out of.

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Ford Europe has been teasing the launch of the 2019 Ford Focus with video and still shots in anticipation of the hot hatch’ s debut . The current year Focus ended production April 6. Expectations are running high for the next generation Focus . European buyers will get the first crack at the new

Ford of Europe unveiled its new Focus global compact family car Tuesday, which will go on sale in Europe and in China later this year and in the U . S . in 2019. The Focus will be available as a 5-door hatchback or wagon in Europe.

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One of the goals of this generation of Focus was to reduce complexity but retain flexibility for the many markets that will get the car. Ford says it reduced the number orderable configurations by as much as 92 percent, going from 360 to as little as 26 in some markets. This keeps costs down and paves the way for modular architectures in the future.

The Focus' all-new chassis and suspension delivers a 20 percent improvement in torsional rigidity, according to Ford. The compact also benefits from a new electric power-assisted steering system that's said to offer more engaging steering feel compared to the outgoing car. A 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost three-cylinder will be the base engine in China, with a new 1.5-liter turbo EcoBoost I-4 tuned for high torque at low rpms serving as the optional powerplant. Europe will get a 1.5-liter EcoBoost and a 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbodiesel option. A new eight-speed automatic transmission will be optional for some of those engines. Ford says North American drivetrain options will be announced closer to the car's launch.

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A new Ford Focus was on display at a Beijing auto show on Wednesday. That’ s on top of about billion in efficiencies the company had already promised to achieve in the next several years . News of the turnaround plans arrived as Ford reported further signs of difficulty in the first quarter of 2018.

REVEALING 2019 Ford Focus New Ford Focus Debuts , Arrives in U . S . Next Year Will be offered globally as a sedan, hatch, and wagon Lately, there hasn’t been much good news concerning small cars in the U . S . The segment has been losing ground to crossovers

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The new Focus will offer Ford's Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist features. The exact features will vary by region but include Ford's Evasive Steering Assist, adaptive headlights, a new version of Active Park Assist that can automatically shift from drive to reverse, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, speed-sign recognition, and lane-centering functions. The Focus will also be available with Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and displayed on an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

It'll be a while before we learn about the Focus models bound for our shores, but it's good to know Ford hasn't given up on small cars here completely just yet.

Source: Ford

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2019 Ford Focus holds the secret to Ford's future .
Moving to a more flexible vehicle platform could save the company billions.Ford's secret is a do-it-all vehicle platform that can underpin a number of vehicles across multiple markets. Joe Bakaj, Ford of Europe's head of engineering, told Automotive News that this new chassis is a "holy grail" that could save the company $4 billion in engineering costs over the next five years, starting with the new 2019 Focus.

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