An image and information reportedly tipping the 2015 Ford Focus emerged today suggesting Ford’s global best-seller will adopt similar styling cues to the Fusion and Fiesta.
Ford spokesman Said Deep denied that the information, which was first reported by AutoExpress, is official. The story suggests that Ford plans to debut the Focus in Geneva next March. If the report proves to be true after all, it will mark Ford launching a plug-in version of the Focus with a similar powertrain to the C-Max and Fusion Energi models.
Other changes include a less button-heavy center stack with updated climate controls and exterior styling changes including a new front spoiler, reshaped hood and rear bumper.
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Ford’s currently-available electric model is supposed to carry over beside the plug-in version as well as the present engine line. In Europe, that includes the 1.0-liter EcoBoost also used in the Fiesta sub-compact. Last month, Ford powertrain spokesman Paul Seredynski hinted that the company plans to start offering the smaller turbocharged unit in more North American models including the Focus. It isn’t clear when that will happen, or if Ford will use the 2015 model year to begin selling a 1.0-liter version of its compact sedan and hatchback in North America.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 247 hp used in the Focus ST will also remain.
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