Expect Unsurpassed Options and High Horsepower (outside the US)
The 2021 Ford Focus in a popular option in many countries around the world. For the fourth generation of this vehicle, Ford will be focusing on options. A gas engine or a diesel engine, hatchback or wagon body styles, and a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic are all touted selections. Enhanced technology features in an all-inclusive package make this car ready to take home.
Making its way into the United States in 2000 as a replacement for the Ford Escort, the Ford Focus first experienced some hardships in the arena of reliability. Yet, this vehicle has since become a staple in the U.S. auto marketplace as a valuable, economical car. In 2012, the Ford Focus experienced a facelift and was re-introduced as a compact car. The following year, a turbocharged Focus ST was debuted.
It has to be noted that the Focus is being discontinues in the US, focussing more on SUV’s like the 2021 Ford Ecosport. However for the European market Ford will still be making Focus cars, and will focus its line on Electric and micro-hybrid options.
Expectations Are Abundant for the New Ford Focus Hatchback
In 2018, Ford announced its decision to eliminate all but two models of their car lineup. The Ford Fiesta, Fusion, Taurus, and C-Max van were eliminated. Yet, the manufacturer has had plans to keep the Mustang and new Focus crossover as some of their most popular car options. Though Ford has not announced an official release date for the new Focus, speculation is that it will launch sometime in 2020.
Over the past few years, Ford has seen a decrease in car and SUV sales of up to half a million dollars. As a result, Ford is placing much of its focus on the Mustang, Focus hatchback, and truck line. Its plan is to release a whole new line of electric cars in 2022.
By ramping up the technical specifications of the new Ford Focus, the manufacturer can practice implementation of some of the newer technology features that will be a steppingstone in reaching this goal.
Outlook for the 2021 Ford Focus: What Users Are Saying
Current Ford Focus owners say the ride is fun, versatile, and economical. One of the perks of the Focus is the value that users get in comparison to durability and amenities. The choice between an automatic and standard transmissions is a great selling point, as well as valuable fuel efficiency.
Despite the transmission options, some users have had qualms with the durability of the automatic transmission. Hopefully, Ford will take this into consideration in their newest Ford Focus model. Overall, the Ford Focus received a rating of 3.8 stars out of 5, which speaks to its ultimate ease of use and reliability.
Speculations Surrounding the Updated Ford Focus Model
Prior to the release of any new vehicle model, the internet is swirling with rumors about the features and success of the upcoming introduction. The newest model of the Ford Focus is rumored to be a “complete” model, meaning it offers users the best connectivity, technology, and innovative features of comparable cars in its class. It is said that three trim levels will be available, including Focus Hatch SE Plus, Focus Hatch Titanium, and the Focus Hatch Titanium Plus.
Matching the Ford Focus Against Its Competitors
Rivals of the 2021 Focus will include the Honda Civic 2021, the Chevrolet Cruze 2021, and the VW Golf 2021. These are all compact cars with excellent fuel economy at affordable prices. Though the Focus will be competitive in terms of appearance and features, these models will reign in warranty and manufacturer discounts. The exterior color options, optional exterior accessories, and rumored horsepower will push the Focus to the head of the pack in additional selections.
What You Need to Know About the Revamped Ford Focus
What’s all the fuss about? The Ford Focus was once a retired model by Ford but is now being brought back in a new light. Buyers are awaiting the return of the trusted Ford Focus, and we are right there with them. Until then, here’s what we know so far:
The new 2021 Focus boasts a 55 L fuel tank, which is an increase from prior model years. No word yet on the intended fuel economy; however, both gas and diesel options are expected to be available.
Six airbags (front, side and curtain), AdvancTrac Electronic Stability Control, and a reverse camera are the safety features that are expected with the 2021 Focus. It is likely that the Focus will have integrated Ford Co-Pilot360 which is a safety suite that features:
- automatic emergency braking system
- pedestrian detection technology
- blind spot information system
- cross traffic alert technology
- lane keeping capabilities.
The interior of the 2021 Ford Focus will include multi-function LCD touchscreen in the center panel, sync media system, and a Smart Navigation system. Leather seats and steering wheel give this economical vehicle a sleek appearance.
The hatch version is suspected to be available in 8 signature colors, including White, Arctic, Aurora Blue, Gray Ubatuba, Moscow Gray, Black Wales, Red Bari, Red Tuscany, and Silver Frost. Light alloy wheels and a premium sunroof add a definitive touch.
Automatic and digital air conditioning with individual temperature controls for both driver and passenger, a six-position driver’s seat, and manual shift gears on the steering wheel cater to user comfort. Connectivity with Car Play and Android Auto allows drivers and passengers to stay connected at all times.
Sharing a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine with other Ford models, the 2021 Focus will continue to offer an all-wheel drive feature with rear wheel control from an electric motor. The powertrain’s output is expected to hit 400hp for some models, which exceed the last generation’s 350hp max.
Years of Reliability
Despite the reliability mishaps of earlier versions, the overhaul of the Focus in its 2021 model should generate a new outlook. With enhanced technology and many new functions, this Focus is turning over a new leaf.
With several upgrades never seen by a Focus, the 2021 model will set the pace for upcoming releases of Ford’s electric car line. New technology and universal design will give this ride a modern look with traditional concepts.
When Will the 2021 Focus Be Released?
Though a hard release date has not yet been set, the 2021 Focus has seen great success in the European market. The automaker plans to release the Focus in China next and then move into the North American market with the new Ford Focus. If history repeats itself, the 2021 Focus might be available in the U.S. as early as August 2020. Inquiring minds will have to anticipate the end design and features until then. However Ford recently announced: Unfortunately, Ford will no longer be building Focus. But you can still contact your local dealer about availability and check out our other vehicles that might be perfect for you and your family.
The Discussion Continues…
Do you think it will be worth waiting for the release of the 2021 Ford Focus? All signs point to a new and improved design with enhanced performance and more feature options. Ultimately, we will have to wait and see, but we would love to hear your input on the anticipated release of Ford’s staple model.