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The next-generation Ford Focus has been spied during a promotional shoot in Portugal, ahead of a likely debut at the Geneva motor show next month.
Posted on Hungarian website Vezess, the single image of the completely undisguised hatchback shows that Ford has totally overhauled the look of its popular hatch, appearing to draw heavy inspiration from competing cars in the process.
Up front there are redesigned headlights with LED internals that wouldn’t look out of place on a new Volvo, while the sporty alloy wheels are very similar in design to those of the Renault Megane RS.
The fastback tailgate and chunky rear bumper look like a mix of Subaru Impreza and Hyundai i30, and a ‘Hoffmeister’ windowline kink similar to that seen on the BMW 1 Series also features.
It’s believed the blue vehicle pictured is an ST-Line version, featuring a sportier body kit and alloys for those who want a sporty look without the all-out pace of something like a Focus ST or RS.
Power is likely to come from a range of revised Ecoboost turbo petrol and EcoBlue turbo-diesel engines, in various three- and four-cylinder guises.
The new Ford Focus is expected to be revealed at the Geneva motor show next month, so stay tuned for our coverage.
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