2021 Ford Focus facelift gespot met minimale camouflage – UPDATE | gespot 2021 Focus Wagon

We zaten er al even op te wachten een facelift op de huidige versie van de Ford Focus. Hier is hij dan, AutoExpress vindt de camouflage heftig, wij kijken er anders naar en zien hier en daar wat ‘optische’ aanpassingen. Het ziet er niet naar uit dat hij flink wordt aangepakt.

Toch kan het beeld misleidend zijn en daar gaat de fabrikant het liefst vanuit. Het feit dat er een opgefriste Ford Focus aan komt is voor menig liefhebber toch nieuws.

2021 Facelifted Ford Focus spotted

Je leest hieronder wat de eerste indrukken en verwachtingen van AutoExpress zijn.

The updated Ford Focus hatchback will be unveiled later this year, with a fresh face and a couple of technology tweaks

These spy shots offer our first look at the facelifted Ford Focus. The brand’s refreshed family hatchback is expected to break cover at the end of this year, sporting a range of updates designed to keep it competitive with the Mk8 Volkswagen Golf and revised Hyundai i30.

2021 Ford Focus Wagon Active rear – Motor1.com

2021 Ford Focus Wagon Active front – Motor1.com

This Ford Focus mule still wears heavy camouflage – extensive masking around the front suggests a reworked face – but despite this, we can still make out many of Ford’s proposed styling changes.

2021 Facelifted Ford Focus spotted

Ford has broadened the Focus’s lower intake slightly, while the openings to the side have been resized and moved – the parking sensor in the mould’s cutout occupies the space reserved for a fog lamp on the outgoing model.

Changes at the rear appear to be minimal, stretching to little more than a pair of revised tail lamps.

2021 Facelifted Ford Focus spotted

We’re expecting a few tweaks to the interior, such as some new upholstery finishes and a fresh steering wheel design. However, it also looks like Ford has a substantial infotainment upgrade planned for the Focus.

Peer through the windows of this mule and you’ll see an enormous screen mounted on top of the dashboard, which could replace Ford’s eight-inch SYNC3 unit on higher-spec models. The old car’s 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster has survived the update intact, although it’ll probably feature some fresh new graphics.

2021 Facelifted Ford Focus spotted

Ford is unlikely to modify the Focus’s engine range for this facelift, as all of the hatchback’s powertrain have been designed with the latest Euro 6d emissions regulations in mind. So, petrol options will include a 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit, with either 123bhp or 153bhp, and a 2.3-litre four-cylinder for the hot ST variant, with 276bhp.

2021 Facelifted Ford Focus spotted

Despite its declining popularity, the diesel line-up should remain untouched, with buyers offered the choice of two four-cylinder units. The 1.5-litre engine in the current car has an output of 118bhp, while the 2.0-litre option can be specced with either 148bhp or 187bhp.

2021 Facelifted Ford Focus spotted

Buyers will also be able to spec 48-volt mild-hybrid versions of the two entry-level petrol engines, which features a belt-driven starter-generator and a dinky battery pack mounted under the passenger seat. The system can provide an extra 24Nm of additional torque and helps to lower the engine’s fuel consumption.

2021 Facelifted Ford Focus spotted

Ford hasn’t yet admittedto the existence of the facelifted Focus – although the company has said it has no plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the hatchback. This is despite the fact that the Focus shares its platform with the Kuga PHEV and could easily borrow parts to make a fresh rival for the popular Volkswagen GTE.

Source | AutoExpress.co uk

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