[update] The first official images with the hatchback and Turiner versions have surfaced the web.
A new report indicates Ford will showcase the refreshed Focus lineup in about two weeks at the 84th Geneva Motor Show.
Now in its third year of production, the third generation of the Focus will adopt Ford's most recent corporate front fascia with an Aston Martin-inspired grille along with a new set of headlights and bumper. The rest of the exterior styling will be left virtually untouched except for some minor tweaks of the rear bumper and taillights. More obvious changes will be inside the cabin where the redesigned center console will host fewer buttons to create a less cluttered layout.
In terms of motorization, the Focus facelift will be offered with the same engines as the current model but Ford plans on adding a 1.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline motor along with a 1.5-liter diesel. In addition, existing engines will be further updated to slash CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy. The Blue Oval company is also reportedly working on a plug-in Focus to take on the recently unveiled Golf GTE and will use the hybrid technology of the plug-in C-MAX.
The range-topping ST derivative will carry the same styling tweaks but it will look a bit more aggressive than today's model, while steering, chassis and suspension will be revised. However, output of the 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine will remain at 250 HP (184 kW) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft).