Ford Focus is one of the most versatile hatchbacks in the world. That is why it is so popular in every country it’s been sold. But, for the next season, engineers are preparing to go even further. The new vehicle will appear as 2019 Ford Focus Hybrid, alongside the electric and conventional engine. Whatsoever, some experts believe that the company is developing only a plug-in for its RS model. However, the standard hatch could benefit from this.
At this moment, we have an EV version of Focus. So, why would Ford do this? It is some kind of a downgrade to launch 2019 Ford Focus Plug-In Hybrid when the electric vehicle is there. But, not all buyers are keen on this kind of cars. There are many pros and cons, and hybrid is just the slightly modified version of a conventional car. Gas mileage gets the most benefits. Also, power output could gain some hp and lb-ft of torque.
2019 Ford Focus Hybrid Specs and Gas Mileage
So, the question is – what is the combination for 2019 Ford Focus Hybrid? In its offer, the regular hatchback comes with three different petrol units. We doubt that 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine needs an electrification. It is a pretty fuel-friendly mill.
The second gasoline mill could be the most suitable one for the hybrid system. A 2.0-liter inline-four can make 160 horses. With electric generators, power could get a boost, as well as the gas mileage.
2019 Ford Focus RS Hybrid
A 2.3-liter drivetrain is the one we will find in RS version. This one is capable to create 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. According to the latest rumors, this is the favorite to be electrified. If that happens, we will have Focus RS Hybrid ready to burst out 400+ horses.
A 48-Volt battery from Focus EV would be a pair, adding 50 horses extra to the original output. Torque level will stay just short of 400 lb-ft.
2019 Ford Focus Hybrid Future
This story is not surprising any expert of Ford fan. The company is planning the full electrification. A lot of electric and hybrid vehicles will arrive in next couple of years. Besides the F-150 truck, we could see the famous Mustang and its Mach 1 in the electric version. The hatchback is one of the most popular vehicles in the world, so the 2019 Ford Focus Hybrid would be one of the priorities in future plans. Even if we don’t see it next year, or only as RS plug-in hybrid, it is just a matter of time when the Focus Hybrid will appear.
With Geneva car show behind us, we don’t have too many big car shows until the end of 2018. However, with more than six months, fans still believe that 2019 Ford Focus Hybrid will appear at one of them. But, it is more likely to see the hatchback next season. Detroit, as its homeland, is always an attractive destination. But, appearance and premiere there depend on other models and priorities in Blue Oval company. Whatsoever, Focus plug-in hybrid will definitely come in next year or so.