2018 Ford Focus
Ford spent almost 10 years for them to keep Fiesta on the market and then they decided replacing it. But, they cannot take the same action for the Focus. As we know that the market is getting more competitive each year and updates are very important before the six-year cycle. We can say that the previous Focus is overdue and if there is nothing to do, the sales numbers will be decreased. To do so, Ford has big preparation to continue its life on the market by providing the redesigned 2018 Ford Focus. It will get revamped chassis which is derived from CD4 platform.
According to rumors, it will get longer quarter panels with the wider design to make it a bit different from the previous model. 2018 Focus is quite a trend and it is important for Ford to create it a bit larger since they only have all new small cars for the market. This move is pretty important to do. If they use the Ka+, it will be more different from each other in its lineup. But, the result is it will increase the production cost. The highlight will be the new platform that provides more rigid and lighter design than the previous model. The new wheelbase can deal with wider track. For the rest, they will add new and upgraded independent suspension system, more compliant suspension system for all models, larger brakes, front end design that is similar to new Fusion, LED taillights and the last is the fifth door redesign to complete the hatchback.
There is a big possibility that we will say goodbye to the unusual interior of the current version. Ford seems will make it a bit better to deal with German rivals. The cabin of 2018 Ford Focus will be completed with better materials and equipment and the dull look will not be presented anymore. This is a big change that they can do to gain attention on new market.
The European model will get 1.0 liter EcoBoost inline three as petrol engine and we hope that they will provide the larger 1.5 as well as 2.0 liter units. About American model, they will ditch the old 2.0 liter naturally aspirated and replace it with the EcoBoost engine in 2018 Ford Focus. ST variant should be available for those markets to provide more than 250 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque with the use of 2.0 liter turbocharged engine. Diesel engine should be presented for US market and it seems the turbocharged diesel 2.0 liter. About the RS model, it will go with the same engine as before with the all-wheel drive system for its reliable performance.
Release Date and Price
2018 Ford Focus is predicted to be around $17,255 for the 2017 model and we think that it can go up to be around $18,000. The ongoing model had ST version that was released two years and the RS version that was about more than five years. It will be more different car that will be introduced in the end of 2017 which is the same time for Ford to launch the new ST.