Over the last few months, Ford Authority spies have spotted a few 2022 Ford Focus prototypes out driving around, including the high-performance ST model. Now, the refreshed 2022 Ford Focus has officially been revealed, and as expected, it features a few minor styling tweaks, as well as a handful of welcome tech updates.
On the outside, all 2022 Focus models get a new hood design, a taller nose, and a Blue Oval that’s been relocated from the front lip of the hood to the center of the upper grille. LED headlights are standard on all series and include integrated fog light functionality to boot. The styling revisions continue with darkened taillight lenses for five-door and wagon models and restyled LED taillights for higher-trim variants.
All 2022 Focus models receive unique styling features that differentiate one from the other. Connected and Titanium series feature a wide upper grille with a gloss chrome surround and matching side vents, while the Titanium gets a hot-stamped chrome finish on the upper grille bars. The ST-Line features a unique grille, side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a rear spoiler, while the Active SUV styling cues like a raised ride height and lower body cladding.
On the inside, the 2022 Ford Focus now comes equipped with SYNC 4, a new 13.2-inch infotainment screen, Ford Power-Up wireless software update capability, and a full suite of driver-assist features. As was previously the case, a number of powertrains are available, including Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost Hybrid with 125 PS (123 horsepower) and 155 PS (153 horsepower) outputs, the 1.0L EcoBoost gas engine with 100 PS (98 horsepower) and 125 PS outputs, and 1.5L EcoBlue diesel engine with 95 PS (94 horsepower) and 120 PS (118 horsepower) power outputs. Transmission options consist of a six-speed manual, seven-speed dual-clutch Powershift automatic, and eight-speed automatic.
The high-performance Focus ST has also received some updates for the 2022 model year, including honeycomb upper and lower front grilles, large side vents, side skirts, and lower fascia and rear roof spoilers. The ST rolls on new 18‑inch alloy wheels or optional 19-inch wheels Inside, Ford has fitted the hot hatch with new Performance Seats.
Power for the ST comes from Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4, which produces 280 PS (276 horsepower) and 420 Nm (310 pound-feet) of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, while a seven-speed automatic with paddle shifters is also available as an option. Power flows to the wheels via an electronic limited-slip differential and Continuously Controlled Damping. An optional X pack adds Dynamic Pixel LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, and Track mode for optimized EPAS feedback, more aggressive throttle tuning, and loosened-up traction control settings.
“The Ford Focus is a success story more than 20 years in the making, and its appeal has always been grounded in delivering an attractive design and first-class driving dynamics,” said Roelant de Waard, general manager, Passenger Vehicles, Ford of Europe. “With next-generation SYNC 4 adding Connected Navigation with the largest screen in the segment, new Focus customers will enjoy an enhanced digital experience that fits seamlessly into their lives.”