The Ford Focus is a compact vehicle which is available in sedan or hatchback versions. Because of its very reasonable price, handsome looks and excellent fuel economy, the Focus has gained a reputation of one of the best selling vehicles in its class. The current model is in its third generation and it has been present on the market for about seven years. So, in order to continue with excellent sales, the manufacturer will finally present the next generation of this model. However, the fourth-gen model will bring various upgrades and will not be offered with traditional engines only. This time, the carmaker will offer it with a hybrid and an all-electric version. So, this time, we will review the upcoming 2019 Ford Focus Hybrid.
The newest Focus should arrive with major upgrades including weight reduction, size and new underpinnings which will allow it to be fitted with more engine options. Although it features handsome looks the manufacturer will most likely give it a few adjustments. As well, there should probably be some small revisions inside the cabin, considering the equipment, but we don’t expect anything large except the engine department.
2019 Ford Focus Hybrid
The newest Ford Focus should be moved to the new platform which will handle various types of engines. So, with the already known traditional engine, it will be available with a hybrid engine and an electric motor also. The 2019 Ford Focus Hybrid will be fitted with a hybrid powertrain with will combine one of the engines offered with a standard model and an electric motor. However, the Company still hasn’t revealed any more details. The electric version will use an electric motor of 107 kWh or 143 horsepower and will have an all-electric range of 115 miles.
On the other hand, the standard version will use several traditional engines. Those will include a 1.0-liter inline-3 turbo engine which will be able to make 123 hp and 148 pound-feet of torque. The second will be a 2.0-liter inline-4 which will also be available with a turbocharger and will provide more power of 252 hp. There will also be a 2.3-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine with the output of 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Design of exterior and interior
The Ford Focus is a handsome and attractive compact vehicle with sporty and sleek appearance. It is available in hatchback and sedan versions. For the 2019 Ford Focus Hybrid, we expect it to be slightly refreshed in order to look more competitive. So, we could see some small revisions of the grille and headlamps and perhaps restyled taillights.
The 2019 Ford Focus Hybrid seats five and will offer sufficiently roomy cabin with very cozy and supportive front seats. The rear seats will lack in headroom a bit and the taller passengers could feel tight. The base model will come standard with air conditioning, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, steering wheel with audio controls, an AM/FM/CD audio, and so on. The options will include navigation, a moonroof, a power driver seat, satellite radio, Sony audio, heated seats etc.
Release date and price
The 2019 Ford Focus Hybrid should be presented sometime during this year. Its price should be higher than the price of the standard model which starts at around $19,000.