Ford Focus: Extra Hot Hatch


When the Ford Focus was first introduced to the US market, the concept of a fun and sporty hatchback, or "hot-hatch", was still a mystery to most drivers. However, the snazzy European design combined with the surprising utility and performance soon made the Ford Focus one of the bestselling models in the Ford lineup. The 2018 Focus pays homage to the original, being offered exclusively as a 4-door hatchback, but with updated design features that emphasize the rally racing heritage of the Focus.

While the 2018 Focus only comes in a hatchback layout, there are three primary body styles; standard, ST, and RS. The ST and RS models are equivalent to hot and extra-hot respectively and the styling cues of each reflect their performance driven character. Both feature oversized grille openings with aerodynamic ground effects molded into the body panels. Both models feature rear lip-spoilers that are sculpted after racing versions of the Focus, but are subdued enough to maintain a sophisticated style.

The body lines of all three versions are clearly European inspired and play to the fun but sophisticated personality better than most similarly targeted vehicles. You can check out the 2018 Focus at Premier Ford Lincoln in Columbus to see for yourself.
 
 
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