The Focus is a hatchback that’s a much-loved Ford family car and has been successfully selling in the market for years. Like any new offering from Ford, every new rendition of Focus also draws the attention of car enthusiasts and the case is no different for the 2017 Ford Focus. A refreshment won’t be anything life altering but will make an attempt to make the car trendier than it already is. Ford is always striving for excellence, and this too is a part of habit. Both interior and exterior changes are being expected in the upcoming model. Ford must come up with some improvements in order to compete in this ever-expanding automobile market.
2017 Ford Focus – Exterior:
The new 2017 Ford Focus will only undergo changes in terms of cosmetic design. So far, absolutely no news is available about any change in its dimensions or platform. So basics remaining same, the features will be altered and upgraded to make the five door hatchback look as advanced as it can. Speaking of such changes, the most noteworthy ones would be a change in the grill design, which is to become more dynamic. The chrome themed grille will at once draw attention, making the Focus Ford look fancy from front angle. Along with the grille, bumper is also to receive changes in the designing. The air intakes will grow bigger in size.
Both the headlamps and tail lights will incorporate latest LED technology for clear visibility and their designs will also be altered to make them fit in better with the new grille. So, most of the changes can be said to be taking place in the front fascia of this car.
Two new and larger exhaust pipes will be found in the rear end, once again with a changed bumper. The suspension kit also will be replaced with a better one. Wheels of the car will also be changed.
Recaro seats will most possibly be used in this car and upholstery will be composed of superior quality material. There has been no compromise made in the department of luxury. As for other changes, the dashboard will be a lot more organized and there will be several features to keep driver and other passengers comfortable and entertained during their rides. The features to be found inside 2017 Ford Focus include:
- Keyless ignition
- Dual zone climate control
- USB and AUX ports
- Latest paddle shifter system
- Remote operated windows
- Navigation system
- Rain sensing wipers
- Smartphone connectivity
- Touch screen display
- Premium audio system
- HD and satellite radio
The 2017 Ford Focus also comes packed with all necessary safety features including:
- Cruise control
- Parking sensors
- Auto braking system
- Collision alert system
2017 Ford Focus – Powertrain, Fuel Economy and Competitors:
Two possible engine variants are going to be present inside the 2017 Ford Focus:
There will be a 4 cylinder 2.0 L gasoline engine that produces 252 HP @5500 rpm and a torque of 270 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm. It can reach from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds and the top speed is 155 mph. The fuel economy for this one will be: 24 mpg in city and, 41 mpg on highway and 32 mpg combined.
The second engine would be a 2.0 L TDCi generating 185 HP with 297 lb-ft of torque. For this diesel variant, the fuel economy would be 33 mpg in city, 46 mpg on highway 37 mpg combined.
This 2017 Ford Focus will be facing a tough competition once it is launched in the market, for the hatchback are much in trend and almost all ruling auto manufacturers have got their contestants swaying the street. The most significant competitors of this hatchback in the market are going to be:
- Subaru Impreza
- Volkswagen Golf GTI
- Toyota Corolla
- Honda Civic
But still one has to stay that Ford Focus has an edge over its competitors in terms of performance and design.
2017 Ford Focus – Price and Release Date:
It will also have two sports versions – Ford Focus ST and the Ford Focus RS. Price for the ST can be expected to be somewhere around $ 33,000 for starters. The RS model will have a starting range of $ 36,600. As for the release dates of this 2017 edition, it will possibly become available with dealers by the second half of 2016 or by early 2017. Buyers will have to wait a little longer to learn the exact dates.