Minor details revealed, but the best is yet to come

Ford has teased its upcoming fourth-generation Focus, ahead of a full (and long-awaited) debut next week.

The hatchback has been snapped, spied and teased extensively over the past 12 months, but the Blue Oval has kept us waiting for a closer look.

Although the teaser doesn't give too much away, it confirms a few of the details we were expecting, or indeed have already seen.

The edgy daytime running lights are similar to those on the new Hyundai Tucson, while the sloping tailgate is home to horizontal taillights.

Those large alloy wheels and Michelin rubber suggest the featured car is an ST-Line or ST model, similar to the one snapped in Portugal. The wheels themselves carry more than just a hint of Renault Megane, while the overall shape combines a dash of European flair with Subaru Impreza-style taillights.

There's no sign of the sedan in the teaser, nor its superhero-themed disguise.

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, but Ford hasn't provided any hints as to how much power they'll make at this point.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the details on the Focus when it's revealed.