New Ford Focus 2018 will get stretched platform


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 Ford Focus 2018 model year 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 2018 we will see during the premiere. Now spy shots show only a stretched modification of the current generation. We could expect Ford Focus 2018 concept version before the actual release of the car.

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2018 Ford Focus Sedan

Sedan is the most popular version for the United States, but not so popular in Europe. Since Ford decided to make most of their models global, we could expect that the sedan will debute after hatchback version of the car, more popular in other markets.

2018 Ford Focus Wagon

Station wagon of the new Focus will be available only for the European market, and won’t be available for the US market, just like the current generation of Focus.

2018 Ford Focus Hatchback

The hatchback modification will be available worldwide, only as a 5-door hatchback (unlike first two generations of the Focus).

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2018 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.

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 2018 Ford Focus Electric modification, but it will happen a little later than main debut new Focus.

2018 Focus ST

The current Focus ST has 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, producing 250 HP, mated with a 6-speed powershift gearbox. It is more than enough for a front-wheel drive hot hatch. The 2018 Ford Focus ST version is likely to preserve this very powertrain, hence there is almost no other option for such car in the Ford range of powertrains.

2018 Ford Focus RS

4th generation Ford Focus RS details are unknown, but we could remind that current generation of such car is actually a less extreme rally version – all-wheel drive, turbocharged engine, producing around 350 HP.

2018 Ford Focus RS 500

The RS500 has only one change in comparison with the standard RS: more aggressive appearance, features front and rear spoiler, rear diffuser and larger wheels.

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  • Bill Stipek

    Chunk the Focus/Fiesta Powershift DCT! It’s pure Garbage, read the online horror stories, and check out the Lawsuits!

    • Bill Dexhart

      Agree that. I’ve got it and (even though it’s better than my Selespeed prior), it’s not very good. Especially when compared to competition like the DSG I had a couple of weeks.

    • Devan Mcginnis

      I was having general maintenance on my focus se (manual) and they offered me a loaner car for the day. It had the dct, before they made a some improvement’s; if that’s what you call what they did. It was clunky, slow to shift, fished for gears, and didn’t seem to compliment the nominal 165 hp engine well, the 5 sp, the one I drive isn’t fast by any stretch of the imagination but it gets up to speed plenty fast enough for road use and it is very smooth. Totally agree with you on this one. I do hope that the 10 speed they’re working on is promising.

Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.9
  • Performance4.1
  • Design4.5
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.5

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

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