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New Ford Focus 2018 REVEALED

Ford has unveiled the all-new Ford Focus, which is going on sale in Europe and China this year, while the USA won't get it until next year as a 2020 model.

Order books for the 2019 Ford Focus have opened in Europe while sales are set to commence from July this year.

Like the current Ford Focus, the new vehicle is a global product, but will be tailored for each region of the world.

Ford on Tuesday took the covers off a redesigned Focus in hatchback, sedan and wagon body styles.

For Europe, Ford showcased the Focus Vignale luxury trim, a sporty ST-Line model, an Active trim for the adventure seeker and the upscale Titanium package.

The restyled Focus adds a longer nose, although its basic proportions and size are the same as the outgoing auto.

Diesel choices include the 1.5-liter EcoBlue and the 2-liter EcoBlue powerplants.

The 1.5-litre diesel comes in 95PS and 120PS guise with emissions as low as 91g/km for the 5dr. An 8.0-inch touchscreen will be available along with other features including Wi-Fi, a motion-activated liftgate, telematic services, and a wireless charging pad for mobile devices.

Drivers will benefit from Ford's CoPilot360 safety and assistance technologies.

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The all new Ford Focus launches globally on the 10 of April at 16:00 GMT+1 except in the US. There is, however, no mention of an RS or ST so you will have to wait patiently if you want a more potent Focus experience.

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. In terms of size, the all-new Focus is 20 mm longer (five-door hatchback), at 4,378 mm long, most of it contributed by its longer wheelbase, which has been stretched by 53 mm.

Ford places a lot of emphasis on the new Focus' technology credentials, with majority coming in the shape of driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control with stop&go (active up to a top speed of 200 km/h or 125 mph), speed sign recognition and lane centering.

Not to be left out of the race to make cars smarter, the 2019 Ford Focus is said to feature more "advanced features" than any Ford before it.

During the press conference, Ford was light on specifics and details about the new Focus shell and chassis, but it did note some broad characteristics.

Vignale (£25,450): Unique front grille and body styling with 18in wheels, full LED lighting front and rear, leather upholstery, head-up display, rear view camera, heated steering wheel and the 675-watt 10-speaker B&O Play Premium Audio System. The new Focus also debuts a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

On the road, Ford claim it'll be better than ever thanks to a new independent rear suspension with continuously controlled damping.

The Ford Focus sedan, for China. Ford tells us that the 1.5 EcoBlue will return 80.7mpg, while the 1.0 EcoBoost will return as much as 60.1mpg according to the advertised figures.

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