New Face of 2015 Ford Focus Revealed

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff

Three years ago, Ford unveiled the third-generation Focus to the excitement of American enthusiasts who thought the second-generation model lacked “zazz,” to say the least. Come 2015, the Focus will have a new face, and that’s only the beginning.

Debuting at the Geneva Auto Show in March, the 2015 Focus not only has a new, more Aston-Martinesque mouth — bringing it in line with the Fiesta and Fusion — but also a reshaped hood, front spoiler, and rear bumper. Inside, the “mobile phone”-inspired morass of buttons on the current model will soon be replaced by a more sensible, conventional layout featuring updated climate controls.

For the big gun of the collection, the Focus ST is expected to have more aggressive bodywork than the rest of the Focus lineup, along with improvements to the suspension and steering for sharper handling.

Under the hood, however, engine options will be carried-over into the 2015 model year, ranging from the 1-liter EcoBoost pumping out a minimum of 98 horsepower at the low-end, to the 247-horsepower 2-liter monster under the ST. Russian, Chinese and Brazilian markets will see 1.5-liter gasoline and diesel compliance engines as part of their engine choices.

Green enthusiasts will be pleased to know that plug-in variant (in the vein of the C-Max Energi) is in the offing; thus, expect a similar total output of 192 horsepower from its combined electric/gasoline power with 20 miles of electric-only travel. The all-electric Focus will still be available, as well.

The price of admission should more or less hold for 2015, so expect to pay anywhere from around $17,000 to $35,000 depending on model of choice

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  • Tomifobia Tomifobia on Jan 06, 2014

    Any chance of more room in the footwells being one of the improvements?

  • Beerboy12 Beerboy12 on Jan 06, 2014

    Pretty car. I notice much thinner A pillars and I like the smooth, rounded hood with the chunky fenders.

  • Luvmyv8 Luvmyv8 on Jan 06, 2014

    Give me the RS or give me dea..... I mean a large meat lover pizza. Yeah that'd work. In all seriousness though, where is the RS? Had I not bought my Wrangler, I would have waited for the RS, assuming Ford would pull the trigger for 'Murica.

    • Bball40dtw Bball40dtw on Jan 07, 2014

      There is so much conflicting info about the Focus RS. It seems a possibility, but not a guarantee. The speculation has been 2.3T, 350 HP, FWD, and 0-60 in under five seconds. Its also supposed to come late in the MKIII Focus model cycle. I have no idea if any of this will come to fruition or if the RS will make it stateside. I'll beleive its coming to the US when my neighbor starts driving a Focus RS. He's had both a Focus ST and Fiesta ST in his driveway before they were on sale. He did have a previous gen RS in that crazy orange color a few years back. Maybe I should get the good scotch, some ice, and a couple rocks glasses and just ask him.

  • Ponchoman49 Ponchoman49 on Feb 19, 2014

    How about a back seat that doesn't have one's knees smashed into the front seat backs, more interior space like the old body style used to have and more comfortable seats?