After updating the Fiesta last month, Ford is refreshing the Focus with plenty of revisions inside and out. All trim features redesigned standard LED headlights with integrated fog lights for a cleaner front fascia. For an additional cost, pixel LED headlights work with a front camera to turn off parts of the headlight to avoid blinding oncoming drivers. The top lights also use the camera to read the road ahead and illuminate the inside of a curve.
As for the taillights, the tailgate and wagon have a blackened lens and there is also a new option for the LED taillights with a darker central area and a different light signature. As was the case with the smaller Fiesta, the Blue Oval refreshed all trim levels of the Focus, including the sporty-looking ST-Line and the rugged Active.
It wouldn’t be a complete facelift without tweaks to the Focus ST, which gets a new alloy rim design and Mean Green paintwork borrowed from the Puma ST and Fiesta ST. The performance version continues to be offered in hatchback and wagon body styles, but it’s worth noting that Ford doesn’t say anything about the diesel engine, as only the EcoBoost gasoline unit is mentioned.
A major change has been made to the interior of the cabin where the 2022 Focus upgrades to Ford’s latest SYNC 4 infotainment system. It has a larger 13.2-inch touchscreen with support for live updates as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless integration. The larger display swallowed the physical controls for the climate settings to create a less cluttered center console, although we’re sure some will miss the traditional knobs and knobs.
As for the engines, the regular versions of the Focus receive a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine available with 125 hp and 155 hp sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox or a new dual clutch. seven-speed. Automatique. EcoBoost plant benefits from 48 volt mild hybrid technology to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Alternatively, the three-pot can be used without electrification, in which case it pumps out 100 hp and 125 hp while also working with a six-speed manual transmission.
Ford is keeping the diesel alive, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder EcoBlue that can be used with 95 hp or 120 hp. Both oil burner setups work with a standard six-speed manual transmission, but the more powerful unit can optionally be mated to an eight-speed automatic.
There are no mechanical changes to the Focus ST, which continues with its 2.3-liter turbocharged gasoline unit producing 280 hp. As previously mentioned, there is no sign of the 2.0-liter diesel producing 190bhp, which could mean that the Dearborn automaker has decided to shut down the EcoBlue unit with the ST facelift. Inside, Ford Performance body-hugging seats shared with the Fiesta ST make their debut with the restyled model.
The more practical wagon wasn’t overlooked either as it has more versatile cargo space with a vertical divider, a special area that can be hosed down, and easy-to-clean mats.