A prototype for the all-new, 2019 Ford Focus sedan has been spied in public once again, sporting some unique, multi-colored camouflage with “#TimeToFocus” printed on each door. The absence of the typical, shape-hiding patterned camo means that we get possibly our best look yet at the sculpture of the new compact car.
You can find the spy shots over at Motor Authority‘s website.
The Ford Focus will continue to be sold in North America as it enters its fourth generation, even as buyers ditch cars in droves, snatching up crossovers and SUVs in their stead. The current, third-generation model has been rallying for the past five months in the US, with November’s sales crushing figures from November of 2016 by nearly 45 percent. With just over 147k examples sold through the first 11 months of the year, the Focus is still down seven percent from last year’s sales, but it’s sold three-and-a-half times as many units as the Fiesta, and eight-and-a-half times as many as its MPV stablemate, the C-MAX.
The new US-market Ford Focus will be sourced from China from 2019, Ford says, as the automaker’s Michigan Assembly Plant makes way for the Ford Ranger pickup and Ford Bronco SUV. The compact is expected to grow in length and width, addressing one of the current model’s most pressing shortcomings: a tight cabin. Motor Authority anticipates a hotter ST version of the all-new, fourth-generation Focus to be available from launch, with a new RS likely appearing several model years later.