Ford revealed a freshened version of its popular compact Focus hatchback at the recent Geneva auto show, and followed up with a sedan version for the New York Auto Show.
A truly global car-the Focus is sold on every continent save for Antarctica, and Ford claims the nameplate was the worldwide sales leader for 2013, its second straight title-the 2015 model's most visible update will be a new front fascia derived from the popular midsize Fusion sedan.
The hood and rear end have also been restyled, the latter to give the car's going away view a wider appearance. The updated interior features redesigned front seats, as well as improved ergonomics, upgraded materials, and more standard features, including Ford's Sync infotainment system and MyKey feature.
Current trim levels-the basic S, SE, and top-of-the-line Titanium, but the Focus will add an SE Sport package that includes suspension tweaks, 17-inch black gloss aluminum wheels with 215/50 Cooper tires, body trim, and paddle shifters for the 6-speed automatic transmission.
New 3-cylinder engine option
The sedan will also add the option of Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, which made its debut in the subcompact Fiesta. Rated for 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet, the 3-cylinder will be available only in the sedan and only with a six-speed manual transmission.
The three-cylinder is EPA-rated for 32 mpg city, 45 highway in the Fiesta. Focus ratings are not yet available.
A freshened edition of the hot rod Focus ST is also in the cards, but won't be revealed until later this year. The 2015 Focus sedan is due to reach showrooms in the fourth quarter of the year.
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