Official 2015 Ford Focus Release Date
Ford has leaked an image of the 2015 Ford Focus ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show early next month, and from what we’re seeing, the Focus is looking better than it ever has before. The official 2015 Ford Focus release date has not been made known yet, but Ford expects the sedan to be released in the second quarter of this year, so it should arrive in our new car inventory shortly after its official unveiling at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The Ford Focus has not been completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, but it has received a number of small, but important changes. The design still follows the design of the third generation model which was released back in 2010, but from the leaked photo of the sedan, it’s clear that there have been a few changes to the exterior. The front end has been completely revamped to give the Focus a sporty look that closely resembles the athletic look of the Ford Fusion.
Word is that the interior has also received a number of changes, but as the only picture leaked is of the exterior, we won’t be sure of what those changes are until the Focus is officially unveiled. From what we’ve dug up online, the Focus will offer a number of driver assistance technologies including a rear-vew camera, a lane-keeping system and blind spot detection. What we do know for sure is that there will be some changes under the hood.
New 3-Cylinder Engine Option in the 2015 Ford Focus
Among the newest engines to be placed in the nose of the Ford Focus is a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine. The EcoBoost engine has been available in the European version of the Focus for years, but it will finally be offered in the U.S. version of the Focus for the first time ever. The turbocharged engine is extremely efficient, and is able to deliver power output numbers similar to less-efficient 4-cylinder engines. The 3-cylinder is expected to produce an output of 123 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.
Much like past models, the Focus will also be made available with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Both the 1.0-liter and the 1.5-liter will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, which is the only available transmission in the Ford Focus. When paired with the manual transmission, the efficient 1.0-liter engine is expected to exceed the 40 mpg highway rating of the current 2014 Ford Focus.
As we said, the new Ford Focus will be unveiled next week at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. When it’s unveiled, we should receive some more information about all that the sedan will offer. As we move closer to the official 2015 Ford Focus release date, be sure to check back here on the Matt Ford blog, as we will be providing you with more information about the Focus as it’s made available. Until then, be sure to read about some of the other upcoming 2015 Ford models such as the 2015 Ford Mustang.
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