The famous compact car may not be in the offer in North America but in Europe and some other parts of the world, it makes wonders. It is still one of the best-selling hatchbacks around, which stands out for great driving characteristics, elegant design and a wide palette of engine options. The 2021 Ford Focus will come with an even wider offer, as the famous hi-performance RS version is on the way. It will come with a familiar 2.3-liter turbo-four engine, but it will also get help from the electric motor, which will make it the fastest Focus ever. Of course, we count on all other kinds of upgrades, including the more aggressive styling.
On the other side, the rest of the lineup is expected to carry on in the same way. This is still a quite fresh model, which comes with an elegant styling, well-equipped cabin and great ride quality. We presume it will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Ford Focus RS
Without any doubt, this is the biggest novelty for the next year. The famous hot-hatch is about to come completely new, and we are about to see some serious performances. Of course, we count on the same 2.3-liter engine, but with a significant power boost. Not only that the engine will be more powerful, but you may count on one electric motor on the rear axle. According to some reports, a max output should go around 400 horsepower. With such numbers, as well as with an AWD system, there is no doubt that the new 2021 Ford Focus RS will be extremely fast. For comparison, the previous model, which was good for about 345 horses, was able to hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, Numbers will be even more impressive in this case.
Naturally, we count on a styling that will follow these exceptional performances. Hot hatches are usually real screamers when it comes to aesthetics, so this model shouldn’t be an exception. The styling will be even more aggressive compared to the ST model, so you may count on a new package of bumpers, bigger wheels, spoiler etc. Besides aesthetical upgrades, you may expect various mechanical upgrades, such as new suspension setup, brakes etc. Additional interior details are expected as well.
Other than the new RS model, the 2021 Ford Focus will continue with the same engines in the offer. This model is characterized by a pretty wide range of powertrain options, which includes both gasoline and diesel engines.
When it comes to gasoline engine options, the offer starts with a small 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost, which comes in three output variants, with either 85,100 or 125 horses. In all three cases, the max torque goes around 125 pound-feet. There is another three-cylinder unit in the offer, a 1.5-liter EcoBoost, which comes in two output variants. You can choose between 150 and 180 horsepower, while max torque is 177 pound-feet in both cases.
Four cylinders are reserved for the ST model, which features a well-known 2.3-liter unit, which delivers 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The ST is also available in a diesel version, with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel and max output of 190 horsepower. The same engine is available in a version with 150 horsepower. Those who look for a super-efficient option can choose a 1.5-liter turbodiesel, which comes in two variants, with 95 and 120 horsepower, and offers impressive fuel economy in both cases.
2021 Ford Focus Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Ford Focus definitely won’t change. We are about to see the same design that debuted two years ago. This means you may count on two body styles in the offer, 5-door hatchback or estate. The last redesign has brought a lot of novelties, including a completely new exterior design. The new model features two more inches in wheelbase, compared to the previous generation, which brings obvious benefits in terms of the interior space. Of course, there are new aesthetics, which include less sharp lines than before, making this hatchback look more elegant and more upscale.
The same is with interior design. The new cabin brings significant improvements in terms of aesthetics and materials’ quality, while the presence of the latest tech goodies makes it look very opulent. Still, the thing many drivers like about the new model is that Ford has kept a lot of physical controls, so everything is quite simple to use, while ergonomics are great as well. As we’ve just mentioned, this generation offers notably more space on the inside, both in terms of legroom and cargo volume.
Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Ford Focus sometime in the last quarter of the year. Also, the price should remain pretty much the same, so the base version will go around 21.000 Euro.