Small sedans have been trending upward in size, in recent years, and the upcoming redesign of the Ford Focus will be no exception. The 2019 Ford Focus will offer buyers a roomier, more aerodynamically designed vehicle.
Spy photos recently obtained of 2019 Ford Focus prototypes reveal a longer, wider body. Prototype versions of the new Focus were obtained in Europe, where the car will debut before hitting Ford dealerships in the U.S.
The Focus is a popular vehicle worldwide, as it has traditionally offered distinctive styling, lots of body and other options, and good performance and fuel economy in a small package. It’s the perfect vehicle for value-minded single commuters and young couples.
Early reports from automotive journalists reveal that the new 2019 Ford Focus will have increased legroom and cargo room. The vehicle is expected to be about 100 lbs. lighter than its predecessor and to have a superior aerodynamic design, allowing improved fuel economy.
Early reports also indicate that the 2019 Ford Focus will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 160 horsepower. A 1.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine will also be available. Ford has increased the number of its vehicles with EcoBoost engines—engines that produce fewer emissions without sacrificing vehicle performance—in recent years, and the trend appears to be extending to the Focus. The new Focus will also likely have a six-speed manual transmission.
The new design appears to indulge consumers’ desire for roomier small sedans without sacrificing the value and fuel economy the Focus is known for. As this is the first time the Focus has been redesigned since 2011, there’s quite a bit of curiosity and excitement among the car-buying public concerning this vehicle.
Ford Focus History
The Focus was introduced to the European market in 1998 as a replacement for the Ford Escort. It was an immediate hit, and it was named as the 1999 European Car of the Year.
The second design generation of the Focus hit the American and international markets around 2007. In the U.S., the Focus was sold as a two-door coupe and a four-door sedan. The vehicle steadily gained popularity, thanks to its reliability and strong fuel economy.
In 2011, Ford introduced the third generation of the Focus for both international and American markets. The new iteration of the Focus was wildly successful in the U.K., becoming the most common car in the country in 2014. The Focus has also been successful in the U.S., selling more than 202,000 units in 2015.
The 2017 Ford Focus gets high marks from reviewers for its comfortable ride, quiet cabin, and availability of upscale and high-tech options. For consumers seeking a small sedan with a lot of heart, it’s worth checking out at your local Ford dealership.
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