New 2018 Ford Focus officially revealed

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Today's the big day - after a lengthy teaser campaign and tons of spy photos, Ford will finally unveil the highly anticipated next generation Focus.

The new Ford Focus will go on sale in the United Kingdom in the summer in the UK.

The five new models are the first instalment of a programme to launch 50 new or redesigned cars by 2025. Trim wise, the range starts with the Style and builds through Zetec, Titanium, sporty ST-Line, top-of-the-range luxury Vignale, and the small-SUV-style Active, which has higher suspension and more rugged styling.

The current 2018 Focus in the USA market is available in sedan and hatchback styles, with several trim options and sporty versions including the ST and RS models. It includes a 140 millimetre boot-mounted subwoofer and a mid-range speaker in the centre of the dashboard which Ford claims to have been specifically calibrated to offer one of the best audio experiences in any vehicle, emphasis on any vehicle. An assortment of 1.0- and 1.5-liter EcoBoost gas engines will be available in both China and Europe, though the Old Continent will also see a new 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine to replace the outgoing DuraTorq.

The Chinese-market Ford Escort has received a comprehensive update for 2018, likely in line with the all-new Focus also revealed overnight.

The auto can park itself at the push of a button and can even help you get out of tight spots with its "Park-out Assist".

A nook in the dashboard will offer optional wireless charging, and SYNC 3 will be offered with an optional 8-inch touchscreen.

Ford today introduces the all-new Focus car for global customers featuring the latest advanced and affordable technology with more comfort and space and a better fun-to-drive experience

Prices for the new Focus start at £17,930 for the hatchback, and £19,050 for the estate.

Advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) features have also been expanded and placed under the Ford Co-Pilot360 banner.

Inside, things are markedly different to what we're used to in the current Focus.

Thanks to a new chassis and suspension, the fourth-gen Focus promises a 20 percent improvement in torsional rigidity compared to its predecessor and a weight reduction of 110 pounds on average. In addition, for a popular compact model has the Deluxe version of the Vignale and "passable" modification is Active.Representatives of the American brand noted that Ford motors is the most "technically flawless and armed with a Focus in history".

Under the vehicle works an independent front and rear suspension setup fitted with continuously controlled damping technology, a setup that monitors suspension, body movement as well as steering and braking inputs every 2 milliseconds.

The 1-liter EcoBoost can be had with 85, 100 or 125 PS, while the 1.5-liter is available with 150 and 182 PS.

The sporty ST-Line grade stands out with an aggressive rear diffuser, large roof-mounted rear spoiler and front apertures, and unique lower wing elements created to direct air to the air-curtain inlets. The 120hp unit is also available with an equally-new eight-speed automatic transmission.

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