By Aaron Bragman on April 9, 2014
Ford has released a few images of the four-door sedan and electric versions of its new 2015 Focus compact, the hatchback version of which was introduced at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show in March.
The new Focus sedan features all of the updates that the hatchback received, with new styling reminiscent of the smaller Fiesta, and a new rear-end treatment that's styled to emphasize the horizontal, making the car seem wider. The blue sedan pictured here is an SE model that features a new SE Sport Package, plus an optional Black Package that covers the grille, mirror caps, spoiler and wheels in a rather sparkly metallic black paint.
The company also released images of the new Focus Electric, which will again be offered only in a hatchback configuration. Visual changes from the conventional gas-powered hatchback are fairly evident: A new front bumper that eliminates aerodynamically inefficient fog lights and revises the grille openings is the most obvious change, but the appearance of a charge port door on the left front fender and unique wheels are also a giveaway.
Inside, all versions get a revised interior that brings back buttons in place of the MyFord Touch touch-sensitive panels from the previous car. The Focus Electric also gets a unique LCD gauge cluster with electric-car-specific gauges and meters to help the driver manage power and range.
More details on the new Focus sedan and Focus Electric are expected next week when the two cars are introduced at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
Detroit Bureau Chief Aaron Bragman grew up in the Detroit area, comes from an automotive family and is based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Email Aaron