The new Ford Focus 2022 has been presented in society. The long-awaited overhaul of Ford’s popular compact is now a reality. It has a new image, improves its technological equipment and maintains its commitment to electrification through light hybrid technology (MHEV) of 48 volts. The Active version with a “crossover” look will continue to be available.
Ford has decided to update one of its most relevant and popular models. The long-awaited development of the fourth generation of the Ford Focus it is already a reality. It is a facelift as a mid-cycle upgrade that will allow you to face the rest of your business life that lies ahead. A complete “facelift” that introduces many new features to the range.
The new Ford Focus 2022 is here and debuts an exterior image, a more technological cabin and, if we delve into the mechanical section, we will also find improvements while maintaining the commitment to electrification through 48 Volt Light Hybrid Technology (MHEV). Let’s go into details and list all the keys to this relevant update.
The design of the new Ford Focus 2022
Just take a quick look at the images that illustrate this article to discover how the design of the Focus has changed. Through several key modifications, the successful compact adapts to the new design language that Ford is applying to all its new launches. The “human-centric” philosophy is at the center of the new Focus. As it is a facelift, the most relevant novelties are concentrated in the front and rear.
On the front of the Focus 2022 the new bonnet design is obvious. The badge has been relocated from the edge of the hood to the center of the upper grille. To this must be added new LED headlights equipped as standard in which the functionality of the fog lights is included. The 5-door hatchback and SportBreak models feature a darkened taillight lens to enhance the more premium side. The rear lights also use LED technology and have a new light signature.
These new features apply to the different trim levels that make up the new Focus range. However, depending on the finish, there are specific characteristics. Completions Connected and Titanium
they have a wide upper grille with a bright chrome frame and side vents that flow from the lower grille.
The ST-Line finish brings out the sporty character of the vehicle. The grille has a trapezoidal pattern that is supported by a gloss black honeycomb finish. In addition, the side vents have a significant width. These models also feature side skirts, a rear diffuser and a discreet but obvious rear spoiler.
Last but not least is the Active finish. The “crossoverized” version will continue. It takes as inspiration the SUV of the American company. To all the plastic fenders that protect the body we must add the wider upper grille with vertical slats and a deeper lower grille along with higher side air intakes.
The interior and technology of the new Ford Focus 2022
Leaving aside the outside, if we venture into the interior of the new Focus we will be surrounded by a more digital and connected environment. The great novelty is undoubtedly a new 13.2-inch touchscreen centrally located and playing the role of “nerve center”. It is a key component for operating the SYNC 4 infotainment system. A complete multimedia system that allows access to numerous digital online services and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Moreover, through the FordPass app available for smartphones, it is possible to maintain a certain remote control over the vehicle to consult data such as fuel levels, oil life and even perform remote start.
Beyond these improvements in terms of connectivity, Ford has taken advantage of this update to increase the list of driving assistance systems. Among other technologies, it includes the Blind Spot Information System, Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage, Intersection Assist system, Local Hazard Information, Rear Occupant Alert, Active Parking Assist, Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking and adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function.
The electrified engines of the new Ford Focus 2022
With regard to the mechanical section, the new Focus will arrive at dealerships accompanied by a varied selection of engines that stand out for their efficiency. In this section there are also news. To improve fuel efficiency and performance of Focus’s new EcoBoost Hybrid engines has been introduced in the range a seven-speed powershift automatic gearbox. It’s a dual-clutch transmission that also offers manual gear selection and, depending on trim level, includes paddle shifters.
The new Powershift transmission will be available for 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid engines with 48-volt Light Hybrid Technology (MHEV) in powers of 125 hp and 155 hp. This electrified block is also offered with a six-speed manual gearbox. And for those drivers who do not want to bet on electrification, the new Focus can also be configured with a 100 hp and 125 hp 1.0 EcoBoost engine with the aforementioned manual transmission.
Ford will continue to bet on diesel as it is a fantastic option for a certain audience. The proposal is a 1.5 EcoBlue engine in 95 hp and 120 hp versions. Both options have a six-speed manual transmission, but the 120 hp model is also offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new Ford Focus ST has also been presented in society and will continue to play the role of top-of-the-range version in terms of exclusivity and performance.
All engines have a front-wheel drive configuration. Through the Drive Mode system
It is possible to choose between Normal, Sport and Eco driving modes. It is a very important technology as it adjusts the throttle response, the electronic power steering and the behavior of the automatic transmission. And in the case of Active models, there are two additional modes: Slippery and Trail.