Updated Ford Focus station wagon first spotted on testsFebruary 2, 2021
A camouflaged Ford Focus Active prototype hints at an upcoming exterior update.
Absent from American dealerships, the new Ford Focus is among the best-selling compact cars in Europe. In the most competitive segment on the Old Continent, it shares the stage with Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Octavia, Renault Megane and the like. Ford is constantly updating the Focus, and the latter is mostly about a new electrified powertrain and digital instrument cluster.
The first spy photos of the updated Ford Focus, or rather the Focus Active prototype, which, in fact, is a version of a conventional station wagon with a raised body, appeared on the Web. The Active variant is already available in Europe, but this test car hides some noteworthy exterior changes.
The modifications to the dash are obvious: the headlights have been re-shaped, and the DRL LED strip is located lower in the cluster and their shape is very similar to the light signature Mondeo, which is still sold in the EU. In all likelihood, the automaker wants to create a stronger visual connection between its two main models in the Old Continent. While there are additional changes at the front in the form of a new grille and bumper, the rear only appears to be fitted with new taillights that appear narrower with different interior graphics.
Given the age of the current Ford Focus, it’s a bit surprising to see that Ford is already preparing an update for this model. It is unlikely that the model will go on sale before the end of this year or even early 2022, but the American automaker will finally be able to introduce a plug-in hybrid variant for the brand’s most popular model.
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