Render – 2015 Ford Focus (facelift)
Posted on: Sep 26, 2013 - 4:29pm IST
Here’s a speculative rendering of the 2015 Ford Focus (facelift) which could be shown as early as the Detroit Auto Show next year.
The facelift would align the Focus with newer members of the Ford family such as the EcoSport and the Fiesta, with the Aston Martin style chrome radiator grille as seen on the aforementioned vehicles.
The design of the bumper is neater, while the lower intake would be smaller like that of the Focus EV. The rest of the body would remain largely similar to the current Focus.
The handling benchmark of the C-Segment constantly changes hands between the Focus and the Golf, and with the Golf introduced last year, Ford have to make improvements to the chassis to keep it ahead of its all-new rival.
Powertrain options (including the 1-liter Ecoboost engine using which the car set 16 world records) would be optimized for economy gains. The Fiesta’s 1.5-liter diesel engine would also find a place on the Focus facelift’s lineup once its updated.
The car’s interior could be built using improved materials while SYNC would gain extra capabilities. The styling, mechanical and interior updates would be applicable to the four-door and five-door model.
[Source – AutosBlog.com.ar]