Is Ford Mulling A Focus Plug-In Hybrid?

As Ford prepares to revamp the third-generation Focus, a report from the UK says the Dearborn-based manufacturer is considering a plug-in version.

Presently Ford’s C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi are its two plug-ins offering an estimated 21 miles electric range, and a Focus could accept their same 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine and electrification without major hiccup.

Presently, Ford does have a limited market all-electric version of the Focus.

According to Auto Express, which cites “an inside source” for its info, the pending new Focus line will feature a significant interior and exterior revamp, and it’s already proven a bestseller with around 1.02 million global sales.

The new car line is expected to be debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March, says the report.

Ford has not announced whether it will make the Focus Energi, but its superior aerodynamic profile and price point potentially around the $30,000 point could prove compelling.

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