Official photos of the updated 2014 Ford Focus have hit the web, ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Sporting sleeker headlights and Ford’s Aston-Martin-esque front grille, the third-generation Focus also get the obligatory new front bumper and a mildly tweaked rear end.
The much-criticized cabin is the area of focus for Ford’s designers. The current model’s fuzzy centre console has been tidied up with fewer buttons and a larger infotainment screen. We are not clear at this stage if said screen will be a touch-sensitive screen as is the norm these days.
Its current engine line up is expected to be carried over along with a new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and diesel engine. Also expect fuel economy and emission to be trimmed further to appease buyers and government legislations.
Ford is also allegedly working on a plug-in hybrid Focus to compete against Volkswagen recently unveiled Golf GTE. Its range-topping Focus ST will similarly cop a range of styling upgrades for a more aggressive look, while chassis engineers will work on making it drive even sharper. Its 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine will remain unchanged, delivering 184kW and 360Nm to the front wheels.