Ford introduced sportier ST versions of the Focus in China, which will start exporting the model to the USA beginning next year. Ford didn't specify what powertrains would be available in the USA when it goes on sale next year, although one or more of those engines should make the trip overseas.
Ford has joined the growing number of brands with "tablet-style" touchscreens in the dashboard.
FORD'S all-new Focus has been unveiled and goes on sale early in September with a big cash boost - all are cheaper than the current model.
The Focus is also the first Ford in Europe to get a head-up display while clever headlights will automatically adapt based on the curve in the road and to light up road signs ahead. The car's also able to drive itself out of the parking space afterwards.
Ford may be spending big money on utility vehicles like SUVs and trucks, but there's no denying how important the 2019 Focus is to the automaker.
Ford unveiled its new Focus compact auto in China and Europe on Tuesday, emphasizing the global importance of the passenger auto in a product line dominated by sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, particularly in the U.S.
No word yet on pricing but configurations include, depending on the market, a four-door sedan, five-door estate/wagon, and five-door hatchback.
Prices for the five-door hatchback will start at Â£17,930 for the entry-level Style and that's Â£2,300 less while the expected best United Kingdom seller, the Zetec, starts at Â£19,300, some Â£850 cheaper.
The popular Zetec and ST-Line versions, which account for 55% of sales, are also more affordable, by £850 and £250 respectively. With the rear seats down, the boot space in the estate is now 1,650-litres. Go for a diesel and prices start from £20,270 and £21,350.
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.
There's a wide range of engine options - although, perhaps surprisingly, no hybrid yet - with the 1.0 litre Ecoboost in 84bhp, 99bhp and 123bhp guise, 1.5 litre EcoBoost in 148bhp and 180bhp and 1.5 litre EcoBlue diesels with 94bhp and 118bhp. The estate is £22,650 and £23,620 respectively. Moreover, the American brand has announced the price model for the United Kingdom market.
They expect the 5dr 1-litre EcoBoost will have emissions of 107 g/km, with the 1.5-litre EcoBoost starting from 122 g/km or thereabouts. There are 98bhp (60.1mpg) and 123bhp (58.9) versions of this unit, and 148bhp and 180bhp are due to be added at a later date.
Local Focus models are expected to be equipped with five driving modes; Eco, Eco-Comfort, Comfort, Normal and Sport.
Model of Ford Focus fourth generation will be offered in the back 5-door hatch. Transferring that power to the front wheels will be a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.
More detailed specification will be announced closer to the Ford Focus's New Zealand launch. Ford will debut its new Ford Co-Pilot360 advanced driver assist features on the auto.
Drivers can charge their mobile devices on a new charging pad located under the instrument panel.
It means the navigation includes Live Traffic updates and allows passengers to surf the web on the move. The feature can also be paired with an app that would let owners remotely start or unlock the vehicle or check on its fuel or oil levels.
What are the technology highlights?
A 675W 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen "Play" sound system is also available.
Should I buy this or a Volkswagen Golf?
"We don't spend that time and resources on things that might happen or might not happen", Fleet said.