The following 2018 Ford Focus Mk4 will return to its roots.
The Network has an exclusive image, showing the future of Ford Focus Mk4, to be submitted in 2018 with engines and technology from the Fiesta, as well as in a purely electric version. Ford hurries to keep up with its competitors, going in 2018 to bring to market a new generation of the Volkswagen Golf and Opel/Vauxhall Astra.
Currently, the third generation Focus has faced stiff competition, having undergone not only from rivals in its segment, but also from the boom in off-road cars and crossovers. Mk3 Focus has moved away from its predecessors, as it was developed as a global model under the program “One Ford”. But now the fourth generation, although intended for the whole world, will return to his roots and the Old Continent will be made to meet European tastes.
A key step in this direction was the appointment of the head of the project of Briton Darren Palmer, the American company is highly regarded for work on the recently introduced Fiesta Mk7 and cheaper Indian version of the Ka+.
Under the “skin” of the next iteration of the Focus is likely to remain the platform Global C-car to the present version, although the team Palmer will have to make sure that it maintains the same comfort and handling, making cars Mk1 and Mk2 so popular.
To improve the internal layout, Ford is likely to slightly increase the wheelbase, so the designers will have to rethink the place of installation of the front suspension and the rear suspension geometry to improve the handling of road irregularities and handling in turns, and the expected use of high-strength steel allows you to lose a few pounds weight and increase chassis rigidity.
Inside will be a rationalization of the layout of the dashboard, like the new Fiesta, with fewer buttons and many functions controlled via an eight inch touch screen. This display is likely to be offered on all versions of the car, and more expensive editions will have more settings.
The engine range will start 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol unit EcoBoost. You can expect at least three variants of output power 99, 123, and 138 HP May car entry level will be equipped in the same unit, but without the turbo, 84 HP And diesel engines expect to see a 1.5-liter unit 84 or 118 HP, while the top version can obtain and 2.0-litre TDCi.
The new Focus will be one of 13 electric car that CEO and Ford President mark fields promised before the end of the decade. Moreover, the platform Global C-car was developed based on the use of its hybrid and electric models. This means that Ford can offer the Focus as in pure electric and hybrid variants. This would give American manufacturers the ability to compete with the VW e-Golf and the ever-expanding lineup of hybrid Korean cars such as Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro.
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