Ford show refreshed Focus sedan

Aaron Bragman


Ford would like you to know that the Focus is the best-selling compact car in the world, and it's not difficult to see why it's popular. The Focus always has been stylish, and adding in its European-style tight handling and excellent interior materials means that there's a definite appeal to the compact sedan and hatchback. Ford showed off the latest 2015 Focus at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show last month, but now it's time to see the sedan version, which is more popular in the U.S.

The hatchback variant was on display in Geneva, but the 2015 Ford Focus sedan and Focus Electric hatchback are rolling out here at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. All are set to arrive in the U.S. late this year.

Styling on the new Focus is evolutionary, as this is a moderate refresh and not an all-new platform. Up front, the resemblance to the rest of the Ford corporate lineup is clear - the new Focus now apes the Fiesta in its front-end treatment, with new LED running lights and a split grille. The sedan shown at the New York show in blue also has a Sport Package that includes some racier trim and an optional Black Package that paints that trim in metallic black. The grille, headlights, mirror caps, spoiler and wheels all get the dark treatment, and it looks pretty good.

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