Further tells for the blue car being an ST trim are the two-tone alloy wheels, the sculpted roof spoiler, and the prominent rear diffuser. Tamás caught another, covered Focus model at the shoot that could be the lush Vignale model that Europe will get, but we won't. The European Focus built in Germany will come in wagon and hatchback forms, and the new generation will also include a crossover-like Active model. It's predicted the China-built model coming to the U.S. will either be the hatchback or the sedan.
The overall look supports Ford statements that the coming Focus will be more "upmarket" and mature than the one just ushered out with a Tief Orange RS Heritage Edition. To our eyes, the grown-up approach makes this Focus look more routine, as if it joined a "Me Too!" club already populated by the Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra GT, and Opel Astra. All of them are handsome cars, in their homogeneously good-looking ways, though. We'll get a closer, Ford-approved look at the new Focus in April, at a dedicated launch event.