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2015 Ford Focus Updates: New Front Styling, 1.0-Liter Three-Cylinder Option - Live Photos


The 2015 Ford Focus will hit showrooms soon, showing off new front styling and an optional 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine beneath the hood.

The 2015 Ford Focus sedan will be unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show next year, joining the updated Focus hatchback revealed last month at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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The revised front end brings the Focus closer to the Fusion sedan and redesigned 2014 Fiesta subcompact, with thin headlights and a wide hexagonal grille.

Behind that new grille is a new engine option: a version of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine offered in the Fiesta, paired with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Ford did not offer power figures, but the EcoBoost produces 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque in the smaller Ford.

2015 Ford Focus Electric

2015 Ford Focus Electric

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The interior of the revised 2015 Focus has also received a few updates to give it a fresher look. Those include an optional heated steering wheel, a redesigned center console, and new seat and dashboard trim.

Ford's MyKey function--which allows parents to restrict top speed, audio volume, and other functions when teenagers drive--is now standard on all models. So is a backup camera, viewed through a 4.2-inch screen on models not equipped with the MyFord Touch infotainment system.

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Those cars get an 8-inch screen, plus an updated Sync AppLink feature. Ford has also provided a few more buttons in the center console, which should help drivers who can't get the hang of Ford's notorious touch screen.

The 2015 Focus also gets a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), which uses radar to identify objects in the car's blind spot. A lane-keeping assist feature warns the driver if he or she tries to move into occupied lane, and it can also steer the car back into its lane to prevent a collision.

The Ford Focus Electric will receive these updates as well, although it will continue to be sold in very small numbers. The plug-in hatchback will debut alongside the sedan at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

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