Ford unveils all-new Focus

Ford unveils all-new Focus

Ford unveils all-new Focus

Inside there's also more interior room and that more sculpted, upscale looking exterior is now more aerodynamic.

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. The most notable of these changes comes in the guide of the Ford CoPilot 360.

Expect the new Focus to tech it up with high-speed internet, wireless device charging, and the new CoPilot360 system, essentially a package of advanced safety features.

The SUV segment of the market is really booming, and Ford expects that more than a third of new vehicle sales will SUV within the next couple of years. What will be under the hood when the new Focus reaches the United States and Canada is another unknown.

The popular Ford Focus wears a completely new suit for 2019.

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Watch the live launch below.

Inside, it has leather upholstery, head-up display, rear view camera, heated steering wheel and the 675-watt 10-speaker B&O Play Premium Audio System. Other driver assistance technologies include new adaptive headlights that illuminate a corner before you enter it, and evasive steering assist, which helps drivers steer around slower vehicles to avoid accidents. The 2019 Ford Focus also liberates more interior room courtesy of its larger proportions and now measures 18 mm longer, at 4378 mm, while the wheelbase has grown by 53 mm, at 2701 mm. In the diesel camp, the 1.5-liter mill makes either 95 and 120 PS (both develop 300 Nm worth of twist) while the 2-liter choice churns out 150 PS and 370 Nm. The gasoline mill will allegedly be accompanied once again by a diesel unit in Europe, a decision which would make sense considering half of the Focus III ST cars are powered by the 2.0-liter TDCi diesel.

On the road, Ford claim it'll be better than ever thanks to a new independent rear suspension with continuously controlled damping. In particular, according to the manufacturer, the new Ford Focus became 88 kg lighter. It also spawns three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Eco. Called Co-Pilot360, the bundle includes adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. "I am immensely proud of the team that has helped deliver what I believe is the best auto we have ever made", he added. Latest intel suggests Ford will take the output to more than 400 horsepower and 425 pound-feet (576 Newton-meters) of torque delivered to the road exclusively through a dual-clutch automatic transmission. For the first time in the Focus range, Ford is offering an Active model, which has elevated ground clearance, rugged black plastic wheel arch mouldings and skid plates for crossover-esque style as well as some off-road ability.

Depending upon the market, the new Focus will be offered in 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon and 5-door hatchback body styles. Focus Zetec and ST-Line - together representing 55% of sales - are now £850 and £250 less respectively.

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