Local division confirms wagon body style and ST-Line variant from November
Ford Australia has revealed preliminary specifications for the upcoming 2019 Focus range, ahead of its November on-sale date.
Headlining the announcement is the availability of the Focus wagon for the first time in Australia, along with the sport-themed ST-Line trim level (pictured in blue).
As previously reported, the Focus line-up will be fitted as standard with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection, along with lane-keep assist.
In addition to the aforementioned ST-Line variant, the German-built Focus will be available in entry-level Trend and topped by the flagship Titanium.
Above: Ford Focus Titanium wagon (European model shown)
While Ford Australia hasn't confirmed whether the wagon will be available in all three grades, it has mentioned the ST-Line will be offered in both hatch and wagon versions.
Full pricing and specifications will be confirmed closer to launch, but here's a quick run-down of what to expect from each trim level.
The Trend hatchback will come equipped with 16-inch alloys, front fog-lights, electric park brake, an 8.0-inch Sync 3 navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, automatic headlights, an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, along with automatic wipers.
Moving up to the ST-Line hatch and wagon brings a bodykit, honeycomb grille, and chrome-finished twin tailpipe finishers, 17-inch alloys, sports suspension, a flat-bottom sports steering wheel, contrasting red stitching for the interior, metallic pedals, wireless phone charging, and dual-zone climate control. The wagon add roof rails and a cargo blind as standard equipment.
Above: Ford Focus ST-Line interior (European model shown)
Finally, the Titanium will be fully decked out with a unique front grille and body styling, LED headlights with LED daytime-running lights, auto high-beam, sequential LED indicators, static bending lights, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. adaptive cruise control with stop&go function, evasive steer assist and lane-centring technology, leather upholstery, and a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with subwoofer.
All versions at launch will be powered by a new 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder 'Ecoboost' petrol engine, making 134kW of power and 240Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic with paddle shifters.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for a full pricing and specifications breakdown for the new Focus ahead of its November launch.