New 2023 Ford Focus Active Facelift – Ford has selected several variants of the local Focus lineup for 2023 with an emphasis on sports or adventure prowess. The Ford Focus 2023 also gets improved connectivity thanks to Ford’s embedded modem technology. Here in the car chase, we mostly lament the discontinuation of the powerful Active Wagon variant with a thick plastic shield, although it will remain lit in the form of a hatch. Despite its freshness in the segment and dynamic talent, the focus of the latest generation has been battling giants such as the Volkswagen Golf, Hyundai i30, and Honda Civic.
2023 Ford Focus Active Design
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We expect the Overhaul for 2023 to involve trimming the cart body style while eliminating entry-level Tren and luxury Titanium variants from the range. That means there are only two flavors of Focus on offer – except for the ST model. The first is the $30,990 Active hatch, visually similar to the popular Subaru XV, adding a roof bar and a slight suspension raise, but no all-wheel-drive here.
There is also a replaceable off-road mode, which combined with the extra sidewalls of series 55 tires and higher ground clearance will provide comfort for those who like to venture further into the bush. While we would probably recommend waiting for the upcoming Puma small SUV for those who want more ground clearance.
But if you like yourself as a person who likes to drive, Ford offers the ST-Line for the same price of $30,990 (TBA vehicle prices). Unlike before, the ST-Line now gets independent rear suspension and special springs and dampers to improve road control.
A move that matches Ford’s more aggressive pigeon-holing for this line-up revision. Think of st-line as a warm coating for full-fat ST.
2023 Ford Focus Active Interior
Customers can expect an updated interior, though it’s unclear whether the updated Focus lineup will benefit from Ford’s recently announced collaboration with Google (which will see all Ford sport Android-based infotainment systems starting in 2023).
While the interior remains a mystery, for now, you can look forward to small updates to the dashboard layout, better infotainment, and the same cheap plastic that Ford loves.
2023 Ford Focus Active Engine
We are also anticipating light revisions to the engine lineup, which last year saw the addition of lightweight hybrid drivetrains, including the rumored plug-in hybrid (PHEV) option. One thing is certain; Focus Active will continue to rely on its two front wheels for traction, with two additional driving modes (Slippery and Trial) complementing the Normal, Eco, and Sport of the standard hatch, to cover AWD deficiencies.
2023 Ford Focus Active Price Release
While the 2023 Ford Focus is still an attractive driverless vehicle, it feels outdated, and also, the clunky dual-clutch system lacks finesse. It is equally starting to feel it’s time to compete with newer competitors, and thus the offer slips lower one child or two on the step ladder of items to consider with this section.