The hotly-anticipated 2019 Ford Focus has been leaked, ahead of an official reveal later tonight.
The fourth-generation hatchback has been snapped, spied and teased extensively in the past year, but Ford will keep us waiting until later tonight for a full, official reveal. In the meantime, images leaked in what appears to be a promotional video have given us a look at the car in its various trims.
Based on its big wheels, faux-diffuser and star-spoked wheels, the car pictured below is an ST Line. The wheels look the same as those in last week’s teaser, wrapped in Michelin rubber.
Along with the images of the ST Line, there are images of a Vignale, which trades the dual pipes and diffuser for a more subtle treatment with two chrome exhaust tips.
Ford has displayed the Vignale badge prominently in the middle of the boot-lid, where the Focus badge sits on the other cars pictured here.
As for the styling itself? You’ll let us know what you think in the comments, no doubt, but Ford has clearly chased a more upmarket, European look with the new design.
The horizontal taillights have a hint of new Toyota Corolla about them, and there are hints of Renault Megane and Subaru Impreza in there as well.
Up front, the design language picks up where the new Fiesta left off, wearing a low-set corporate grille flanked by angular headlamps.
There’s no word on what will power the car – you’ll have to wait a bit longer for those – but a range of three- and four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel engines would be a safe bet.
Above: The Focus wagon’s rear-end
There’s also talk of a range-topping Focus RS with a 48V mild hybrid system, complete with around 300kW to take on the next-generation Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3.
We haven’t seen or heard anything more about the sedan, with or without its superhero disguise. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest on the new Focus.
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