2022 Ford Focus: Revised hatchback revealed

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Author: | Updated: 14 Oct 2021 12:01

Say hello to the fresh-faced 2022 Ford Focus – the latest version of the brand’s popular hatchback.

Featuring revised styling, new tech and enhanced drivetrains, here’s what you need to know.

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Ford Focus fast facts

  • Update introduces a new external design
  • Infotainment screen larger than before
  • Mild-hybrid versions now available with automatic
  • Prices start from £22,465
  • Available to order now

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Ford Focus exterior

This is the Focus’ first facelift in a number of years, and the changes are reminiscent of those we saw on the latest Fiesta. That means a new front end with standard LED lights and a redesigned grille that incorporates a larger Ford badge.

The grille design has also changed, while a number of styling changes have been incorporated into the trim lines: Titanium, ST-Line, Active and ST. For example, Active trim gets a revised chunky bodykit, while ST-Line adds sportier bumpers and trim pieces.

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Ford Focus interior and trim

Although the overall look of the outside hasn’t changed much, it’s a different story when you step inside. You get a much-improved 13in infotainment touchscreen that now floats in the centre of the dashboard.

The heating and climate controls are now operated via the system, which uses Ford’s latest Sync 4 programme. This means it’s also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and gets a clever voice command feature.

The digital driver display appears more vivid than before too, while other tech enhancements include Blind Spot Assist, a connected satnav system and over-the-air infotainment system updates.

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Ford Focus drivetrains

The overall choice of engines hasn’t changed much. That means a range of 1.0-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesels remain available, as well as the 2.3-litre petrol unit featured in the sporty Focus ST.

The biggest change is the mild-hybrid version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine can now be specified with a seven-speed automatic gearbox for the first time.

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Ford Focus release date and leasing pans

The updated Focus is available now, with prices starting from £22,465. We’ll bring you leasing plans on the new version as soon as they’re available.

In the meantime, click on the button below to find the very best leasing plans on the current model – prices start from less than £200 per month

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