Renewed Focus: Ford reveals fourth-generation, made-in-China compact

The car has a large hatchback and a vinyl-trimmed roof

Ford has revealed the all-new global Focus lineup, including a sedan, estate/wagon, and hatchback for Europe, China and the United States market.

Ford has said it plans to build the Focus for North America at its factory in China.

Priced from £17,930, the all-new Ford Focus hatch undercuts the outgoing model on price and spec, with entry-level Style models now getting automatic headlights, alloy wheels, autonomous emergency braking, electronic parking brake and a spare wheel as standard.

North America is nearly certain to get the four-door sedan and five-door hatchback trims, but Ford did not clarify whether we'd also get the five-door wagon or crossover-like variant.

The trim levels available on the new Focus, in ascending order of price, include Style, Zetec, Titanium, ST-Line, Titanium X, ST Line X and Vignale. An estate version has also been launched, which, aside from the Active model, boasts an identical trim line-up.

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Above and top: ST-Line. That suite includes: adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and speed sign recognition, lane-centering assist, adaptive front lighting, Active Park Assist and Evasive Steering Assist.

Ford's Pre-Collision Assist system now detects pedestrians and cyclists and can automatically apply the brakes if it detects a potential collision. In Europe the Focus adds two additional options: a 1.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline and 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel. Meanwhile revised versions of the 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engines can be had, complete with cylinder deactivation.

The 1.5-litre diesel comes in 95PS and 120PS guise with emissions as lows as 91g/km for the 5dr.

Prices for the new Focus start at £17,930 for the hatchback, and £19,050 for the estate.

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Outside, Ford said designers focused on aerodynamics, which should reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.

Head-up displays have so far been typically restricted to range-topping cars and premium brands, so it's quite big news that the first Ford to feature a head-up display is actually a Focus. It also spawns three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Eco.

Ford says that it has worked hard to try and engineer the Active model with the same Focus "feel" that you'd find on other models in the range, despite the higher centre of gravity. Consider the fact that the new auto is 20 per cent stiffer, and it's clear Ford wants to regain its crown of having the best-handling family hatchback.

There is a host of new technology available, more efficient engines and better use of space.

Inside, the most obvious difference in the all-new Focus is that it's missing a conventional gear shifter. It will offer FordPass Connect, with an embedded modem and a WiFi radio, creating a hotspot for up to ten devices at a time.

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A nook in the dashboard will offer optional wireless charging, and SYNC 3 will be offered with an optional 8-inch touchscreen. There'll be native music streaming, too, while the FordPass mobile app will allow remote access to locate the vehicle, check things like its fuel level and oil life, and unlock and start it from a smartphone. The next-generation Focus will be tailored to each global region.

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