In case you haven't been paying attention, Ford has been gradually redesigning its lineup to sport a familiar face. The Aston Martin-inspired grille shape debuted on the Fusion and was soon applied to the Fiesta. Even the front end of the new Mustang takes its cues from the same, and we're sure other models will soon be made-over to fall in line. The next on the docket? The Focus.

Set to be unveiled in little over a week at the Geneva Motor Show, the revised Focus has leaked out a tad early, revealing a mild facelift that bears that same trapezoidal grille with horizontal slats. Along with the new grille, the headlights, lower fascia and hood appear to have been reshaped. Around back there appears to be a new rear bumper and taillights, but otherwise the shape remains largely the same as the current model.

Expect the updates to be applied to all bodystyles offered around the world, including the hatchback, wagon and sedan. The engine lineup is expected to carry over largely unchanged, though the plug-in hybrid powertrain from the C-Max Energi could port over to the revised Focus. Plus Ford seems to have taken the opportunity to spruce things up in the cabin some. Check it out in the image gallery above and watch this space for the official announcement as we pack our bags for Switzerland.


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      Justin Shaw
      • 10 Months Ago
      The exterior is up there with the Mazda3 for greatest redesigned hatchback in my books.
        Gorgenapper
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Justin Shaw
        I agree. I prefer the Mazda look myself, the Kodo styling and the silver wings (as part of the grille outline) look sharp as hell.
      john96xlt
      • 10 Months Ago
      I like it a whole lot more than the current model. I think this may be the best version yet of the Aston-look. I don't mind the current model so much, I just don't care very much for it's lower fascia. This cleans up the look quite a bit.
      timber
      • 10 Months Ago
      This looks much better than the current Focus (the EV for example) that uses this type of grill. Ford really thought this thing thoroughly instead of just adding the different grill. This keeps the Focus as one of the better looking hatchbacks with ts already best in class handling. Alongside its large engine offerings Ford keeps having a winner.
      RobbieAG
      • 10 Months Ago
      No doubt the USA will never see the wagon...
      thumerzs
      • 10 Months Ago
      I wouldn't consider one with its billion-button control panel. The new one looks much cleaner. Now if we could only get that wagon here in the US.
      Johnny
      • 10 Months Ago
      That's not a bad looking little car. I'm not wild about hatchbacks, but I can see this being a popular choice for 20-somethings buying their first car. The instrument panel is a huge improvement over the current model, and the inside in general looks cleaned up and well laid out with storage and such. I don't mind that it looks like a cross between the Fusion and the Fiesta, because the final product is pretty decent, and a cross platform design language is never a bad thing. Seeing a good looking car, and immediately recognizing it as a Ford is good for the brand.
      David
      • 10 Months Ago
      Cribbed a few design elements from Hyundai, I see. Notably, the shifter's shape, and the location of the USB ports. These are all improvements. Pity they're still doing the fat ventilation dials.
        David
        • 10 Months Ago
        @David
        LOL! Down-rated because the truth is unpopular with Ford Fanboys. Whatever, children.
          Jarda
          • 10 Months Ago
          @David
          Dude if u said that mantra about Aston Martin i would say okay & whatever, but Hyundai??? Are you sure u got your glasses on?
      19nomad56
      • 10 Months Ago
      Give the wagon AWD and the motor from the Fusion ST and you'd have the ultimate sleeper. 10 people would buy one, but that would make 10 happy people.
      Alex G
      • 10 Months Ago
      Definitely an improvement..
      Sideshow
      • 10 Months Ago
      I was about to go buy one this afternoon. Had the financing and price already worked out. Good thing I checked this site, looks I'll be waiting a bit longer, but I love this look.
      AnalogJesse
      • 10 Months Ago
      Can't wait to see this with the ST treatment. I'm excepting something aggressive. I really wish they could add AWD, though.
        Gorgenapper
        • 10 Months Ago
        @AnalogJesse
        If they add AWD, it would out Subaru the Subaru WRX, you know, the Subaru without a hatchback. It would also kick the crap out of the Subaru on pricing.
      Lachmund
      • 10 Months Ago
      shame they didn't fix the tail lights. the rest looks pretty good.
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