New Ford Focus 2018 will get stretched platform

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Focus is one of the most successful models of the Ford corporation. It is sold in almost all countries of the world and is manufactured in several factories around the globe. 2018 Ford Focus is expected to be significantly modified. This will be the fourth generation of the famous machine, and the second generation for the US, fully unified with the European version.

The new Focus will receive enlarged platform, a more interesting appearance, and a new interior. Also, it is much to lose weight, which has a positive impact on the performance and fuel consumption.

2018 Ford Focus release date

It is expected that the debut of the new generation of the bestseller will happen in the second half of 2017. On sale, it will certainly appear at the end of 2017. However, some experts believe that this can only happen in 2018.

Release date: late 2017-2018

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2018 Ford Focus price

It is unlikely that the cost of Focus in 2018 will change significantly. We should expect about $19,000 for the standard package for the US market. These figures are not more than competitors.

2018 Ford Focus redesign

Since this is a completely new generation of Focus, we should expect significant changes in appearance. Thus, the front end will resemble the current generation of restyled model with the characteristic radiator grille like the larger Fusion. Headlights will become more narrow, the design of the front bumper will be also changed.
The side of the car will be more rigorous in design, the 5-door hatchback will receive a tilted rear roofline.

The rear end also will be radically new. It is assumed that the hatch will get horizontal taillights.

The headlights are all-LED in the top trim levels.

The most accurate image of the new Focus we will see during the premiere. Now spy shots show only a stretched modification of the current generation.

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2018 Ford Focus video

2018 Ford Focus specs

In terms of technical improvements, there are a lot of interesting things for the next-generation 2018 Ford Focus. So, it will be wider and longer, providing comfort for passengers of the second row and a roomy trunk.

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Despite the increase in size, the developers promise to facilitate the design of the car by as much as 200 lbs, due to the application of new materials. This will provide not only improved dynamic characteristics but also an improvement in fuel economy.

In principle, the increase in size is due primarily to the new platform. However, there is no information available for it, at least for now.

As for powertrains, naturally-aspirated engines may simply die out. Instead of the 2.0-liter engine 1.0-liter EcoBoost will be standard . As for the rest, it is not yet known.

The layout will remain the same front-wheel drive, as the transmission – 6-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.

Very likely the emergence of hybrid and all-electric modification, but it will happen a little later than main debut new Focus.

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The new 2018 Focus will get slightly enlarged wheelbase. It will be also fully unified with the European version.

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