Apart from the updated looks, Autoexpress reports the car will benefit from an upgraded interior and more and a more advanced cabin control systems.
The new Focus will initially debut in left-hand-drive at the Frankfurt Motorshow this september, the Brits expect the new Focus in right hand drive before years end.
We recently begged Ford to bring back the Focus RS, unfortunately, work on the rally car has stalled as Ford attempts to focus more on volume sellers. Although not all hope is lost, there is a possibility of a Focus RS in 2009.
Although the Focus ST, which is the Focus XR5 here in Australia, will continue. We asked Ford Australia when we should expect the new Focus. Will update once we know.