This is the new Subaru Impreza, well it isn’t, it is not. Sorry to disappoint you but this is the all-new Ford Focus that looks very similar to a Subaru Impreza. UK pricing has been announced and the new Focus, that looks like a Subaru Impreza, will retail in the UK with prices starting from £17k. The new Focus, that looks like a Subaru Impreza, offers the latest connectivity, features a new range of cleaner engines, more passive and active safety technology and is lighter than the previous generation.
The new Focus, that looks like a Subaru Impreza, is slightly longer and wider and is available in 5 trim levels and two bodystyles, the 5-door or estate. A total of 13 colors will be available including the Crazy Orange Glow.
Safety features include Pre-collision Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Wrong Way Alert Blindspot Assist, and Post Collision Braking.
Driving Assists include Active Park, Level 2 automation, Speed Sign Recognition, Lane Centering and ACC with Stop & Go.
Like all 2018 spec cars the new Focus, that looks like a Subaru Impreza, will feature the latest infotainment connectivity features.
The 8-inch touchscreen will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Wireless charging is available as an option as is the 10 speaker, 675 watts Bang & Olufsen Play sound system.
Ford’s latest array of petrol and diesel engines are Euro 6 compliant, so they say, the petrol range is offered with the 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre Ecoboost engines with power derivatives ranging from 98bhp -179 bhp.
The diesel engines range from the new 1.5-litre EcoBlue to the 2.0-litre EcoBlue, again each engine is offered in two power derivatives, ranging from 93bhp to 148bhp.
Ford will also offer a six-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloys, DAB, Air-Con, electronic parking brake, lane assist, hill start assist, tire pressure monitor and even autonomous emergency braking.
Very obviously the higher the spec the higher the equipment grade, so the top of the range Vignale boasts 18-inch alloys, front and rear LED lights, Head-up-display, that B&O sound system, leather upholstery and even a heated steering wheel.
The Ford Focus, that looks like a Subaru Impreza, will go on sale in the UK around September 2018, if you live in the US then shame on you, you’ll have to wait until Q1 2019.
Now, while the exterior styling is questionable and while it’s also clear Ford cannot style a decent looking estate, we’ll give them just an ounce of credit for the interior, it’s the best-looking interior they have made to date… Screw you Ford!
Damn, we very nearly got serious until the end.