Despite the Ford Focus being the top selling vehicle in the world, Ford has decided to redesign the 2015 Ford Focus compact car to be bolder, smarter, and even more fuel efficient. Taking design queues from the Fiesta and Fusion, the front fascia and front hood have all been redesigned, including the headlamps and fog lamps. The liftgate and taillamps have also been redesigned for the hatchback, as well as the trunklid on the sedan. Every model except the S will see available redesigned wheels ranging from 15″ – 18″.
The big hubbub with the 2015 is the option to purchase the 1.0L turbocharged 3-cylinder Ecoboost that is only offered with a 6-speed manual transmission. This new Ford engine that debuted in the 2014 Fiesta is a critically acclaimed Top 10 engine of 2013 and no larger than a sheet of paper! Ford will see an impressive bump in fuel-economy and boasts that it is raising the bar for compact cars. We do not have official output ratings yet, but the horsepower to size ratio of this engine will be impressive.
The interior has seen a refresh with a new cockpit style experience that wraps around the driver and puts all major controls within reach. The center stack has been re-imagined to include new intuitive tech and an equally stunning design. A new line-up of seats will also be available for the S, SE, and Titanium trims. The like of leather trimmed seats and LED interior lighting can be found in the SE Appearance Package to start. An optional heated steering wheel is available, a luxury perk compact cars are not used to.
The 2015 Ford Focus will also see its first SE Sport package with a tweaked touring suspension, paddle shifters for the automatic trans, new body treatments and 17″ black aluminum wheels. Across all models the ride and handling has been tweaked with a European tuned fully-independent suspension with firming handling and torque vectoring control.
As far as technology goes, the 2015 Focus will be the second model in Ford’s line up to now come standard with a reverse camera and SYNC. The eyes-in-the-back-of-your-head will appear on the 4.2-inch standard center stack screen, unless you select to upgrade to the 8-inch MyFord Touch. BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) is also a new option which will warn you when vehicles are in your blind-spot and provide cross-traffic alerts. Lane-keeping assist with also be an option.
Expect to see the 2015 Ford Focus hitting dealer lots around the first quarter of next year!