Nearly four years after its launch, the Ford Focus passes the plastic surgeon for an invigorating facelift. The refresh operation is very similar to that of the Ford Fiesta recently: a sleeker face with modern LED lighting technology, an upgraded interior with a higher-performance infotainment system and confirmation that the sporty ST will remain in the range. However, we must disappoint anyone who hoped for a plug-in hybrid competitor for the VW Golf GTE. The Belgian deliveries are planned for the spring of 2022. Prices will follow shortly.
So no hybrid and no plug-in hybrid, the engine palette of the 2022 Ford Focus remains largely the same. Although you can now combine the mild-hybrid Ecoboost engines (1.0 mHEV with 125 or 155 hp) with the robotized PowerShift seven-speed automatic transmission with dual clutch. Still available: the 1.0 Ecoboost 100 with a six-speed manual transmission and the 1.5 Ecoblue 120 with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. The Ford Focus ST remains the absolute top version of the facelifted range. Under the hood is a 2.3 liter turbo petrol that puts 280 hp and 420 Nm on the front wheels. New to the ST is the Mean Green that debuted on the Puma ST and will also be available on the Fiesta ST.
13.2 inch display
New headlamps, with integrated fog lights and optional matrix technology. New bumpers and a new radiator grille, on the Active with vertical louvers à la Mercedes-AMG. The Ford logo has since moved from the hood to the grille. The better carving, but the visual changes are not really drastic. At the rear, the facelift of the Ford Focus is limited to new rear light blocks. Well, new. They get LED technology.
Inside the renewed Ford Focus is especially the central screen. the infotainment system, which now runs on Sync4 software. The display has a diameter of 13.2 inches and integrates a lot of control functions, so that the facelift of the Ford Focus has less classic buttons. The Clipper estate version gets a new layout, with a wall that allows you to split the loading space into two parts. The maximum load volume is 1,653 litres.