The time has come for a mid-career restyle for the Ford Focus. The average of the American manufacturer, also offered in station wagon version, has undergone a stylistic update for both the exterior and interior, the work of the Cologne style center directed by Amko Leenarts. The new exterior design is inspired by Ford’s human-centric styling philosophy, while the height of the front end has been increased in order to achieve greater frontal presence. The Ford logo has been moved to the center of the upper grille.

The Connected and Titanium series feature a large grille with a polished chrome surround that features horizontal bars and is paired with inverted side air intakes that flow from the lower grille. In addition, the Titanium series features a hot stamped chrome finish on the upper grille bars. The sportier character of the ST-Line variant, made by Ford Performance, is expressed by a trapezoidal upper grille backed by a gloss black honeycomb finish along with wider side air intakes and a deeper lower grille. ST-Line variants also feature side skirts, a rear diffuser and a rear spoiler.

“The Focus has always been at the forefront of our ‘human-centric’ design philosophy, and now we’ve created a line-up that has even more personality,” said Amko Leenarts. The interior has been updated with a larger Sync 4 infotainment system management screen now 13.2 inches. As well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces and the integrated FordPass app through which the status of the vehicle can be checked remotely on a smartphone.