2014 Ford Focus facelift coming to Geneva - report

2014 Ford Focus facelift
2014 Ford Focus facelift

Adopting the Aston Martin-esque grille

[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).

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wonderwall999 wonderwall999
Looks fantastic!...I have never had a from new car,but I will be pulling out all the stops for one of these come July...Doubt I could get much of a discount though as an early adopter..
Feb 24th, 2014 3:39pm
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JekDude JekDude
I have always been a bit anxious about Ford's new front end as I think it suits the fusion/mondeo but was to massive for the Fiesta. This however has surprised me, in a good way. I wish they did a little more with the rear, but a better midlife facelift than the last european version had.
Feb 24th, 2014 9:43am
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nahidrahman nahidrahman
I'm probably the only person that finds this facelift ugly. The grille and rear lights are good but the rest is hideous
Feb 24th, 2014 1:26am
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yanivtheking62 yanivtheking62
Thank goodness they simplified the interior! And also this is one hell of a redesign - hats off to Ford
Feb 23rd, 2014 8:27pm
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HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
This is a pretty good refresh, cant wait to see the ST. Interior is much improved over mine :( Also if my eyes dont deceive it looks like the non ST is finally getting a 6-speed manual. Hope they dop something major to improve the 6-speed duel clutch.
Feb 23rd, 2014 6:33pm
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peterjames7 peterjames7
huge improvement, should have done more with the rear changes. is it just me or does the front now look like a kia ceed?
Feb 23rd, 2014 6:33pm
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I like the facelift of the Ford Focus
Feb 23rd, 2014 6:25pm
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w0bble w0bble
I like sportinguista he has crazy comments all the time
Feb 24th, 2014 1:27pm
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jwcf jwcf
now that's the Ford Focus I'm talking about. Unexpectedly nice inside and out.
Feb 23rd, 2014 3:51pm
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Wojtekk Wojtekk
Poor current Focus owners - they should avoid parking next to this facelifted model.
Feb 23rd, 2014 12:33pm
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techie69 techie69
Ford is already running out of design ideas.
Feb 23rd, 2014 9:17am
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
Very nice, but will the US version keep this nose design? Remember, NHTSA regulations require longer bumpers and (normally) the amber turn signal lights integrated into the headlamp housing, so the US version of the facelifted Ford Focus might look a bit different.
Feb 23rd, 2014 1:18am
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
They will be integrated in the corner of the headlights probably, like the Fusion. Are longer bumpers still required? Wasn't that the thing in the 1980s?
Feb 23rd, 2014 12:37pm
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That's the way how Focus III should look like from the start of production. Really nice
Feb 23rd, 2014 12:06am
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Aygo Aygo
Wow, what a transformation. From awkward and anonymous looking to very attractive. I'm glad the centre console looks cleaner now.
Feb 22nd, 2014 10:05pm
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automobile007 automobile007
finally it has looks to match its capabilities
Feb 22nd, 2014 8:37pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Wow, it's surprising to see how much a facelift can drastically improve the aesthetics of a car. It's almost like a completely new model (from the front at least) to the pre-facelift Mk3. Even the tail lights suit the car now.
Feb 22nd, 2014 7:32pm
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Gile Gile
I'm glad to see button mess from the center console gone.
Feb 22nd, 2014 7:03pm
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opelbauer opelbauer
OMG this new front design is astonishing. That car is finally a great example of a good facelift, from the ugliest car it became one of the most beautiful cars in its class. And what, if it's a bit similar to Aston-Martin's grille, they are definitely not in the same class, so i don't mind :)
Feb 22nd, 2014 6:47pm
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ikr3797 ikr3797
The official photos for the updated Focus are revealed at 11pm tomorrow night ;)
Feb 22nd, 2014 3:45pm
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