2019 Ford Focus to go on sale in Australia from $25,990

September 17, 2018

Prices and specs for the 2019 Ford Focus range have today been confirmed, in the lead up to its local market arrival in December.

As previously reported, the new Focus will be offered in three main variant levels. These range from the Trend, ST-Line, to the top Titanium. For the first time in Australia the ST-Line joins the lineup as a sports-inspired model, and for the first time it’ll be offered in hatch or wagon form (the only wagon in the range).

All variants are powered by a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol three-cylinder engine producing 134kW and 240Nm. All also come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and automatic stop/start to save fuel.

The new model is being pitched by Ford Australia as the “most accomplished and technically-component” Focus it has ever launched. It’s built in Germany and is set to shake up the popular small car market with cutting-edge technology and safety, and smart connectivity.

To handle the safety side of things and to ensure it passes ANCAP’s latest standards, the 2019 Focus comes standard with autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection. It also comes with post-collision braking which helps to ensure the car is brought to a stop if an incident occurs.

Inside, passengers are treated to Ford’s SYNC 3 multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Voice recognition, sat-nav, and a 180-degree reversing camera is all part of the standard package. There’s also Wi-Fi Hotspot capability, Bluetooth, Google Maps and Spotify, and digital radio as standard.

Ford the sporty ST-Line variant, this isn’t quite the full ST hot hatch but it is inspired by it. The exterior is dressed up with a unique bodykit and gets 17-inch alloy wheels,  and there’s LED fog lights and taillights, privacy glass, and a sports suspension setup that lowers the Focus by 10mm compared with the rest of the range. Some ST-Line philosophy is also applied inside, with an ST-Line flat-bottom steering wheel for the driver.

The new model goes on sale in Australia in December, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs). See further below for highlight standard features for each variant.

2019 Ford Focus Trend hatch auto – $25,990
2019 Ford Focus ST-Line hatch auto – $28,990
2019 Ford Focus ST-Line wagon auto – $30,990
2019 Ford Focus Titanium hatch auto – $34,90

Trend

Exterior features:

  • 5-door hatch with laser-welded body
  • All-new aerodynamic body design with 0.27 Cd
  • Active front grille
  • Aero curtain front bumper
  • Underbody aerodynamic panels
  • Integrated rear spoiler
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • LED DTRLs
  • Automatic (dusk sensing) headlights with Follow Me Home function
  • Automatic (rain-sensing) windscreen wipers

Interior features:

  • All-new interior with increased knee, shoulder room
  • Cruise control
  • Selectable drive modes
  • Power windows with global open/close
  • Electronic park brake
  • Rotary e-shifter
  • Electrochromatic (auto-dimming) mirror
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Comfort seats
  • 6-way manual driver seat adjustment with lumbar support

Infotainment features:

  • 8.0-inch high-resolution full-colour touchscreen
  • SYNC 3 operating system
  • Apple CarPlay2, Android Auto3 & AppLink4
  • Built-in satellite-navigation with Traffic Message Channeliii and MapCare
  • Voice Control/Voice Recognition i.e. Climate Control
  • Bluetooth
  • Google Maps, Spotify compatible
  • DAB+
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Compatible
  • 6-speaker audio
  • Emergency Assistance

Safety and security features:

  • Driver, front, passenger, front seat-side and side curtain airbags
  • AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Lane Keeping Aid with Lane Departure Warning
  • 180-degree full-colour high-resolution reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Traction Control
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Post-impact Braking
  • MyKey
  • Adjustable speed limiter
  • Power child locks
  • ISOFIX child-seat mounting points

ST-Line

Exterior features:

  • ST-Line unique honeycomb active grille
  • ST-Line specific rear bumper
  • ST-Line rear spoiler
  • ST-Line unique body kit including side skirts
  • Unique 17-inch rock metallic-finish alloy wheels
  • Sports suspension with 10mm lower ride height
  • LED adaptive cornering fog lamps
  • LED taillights
  • Privacy glass
  • Chrome twin tailpipes
  • Auto folding, heated side mirrors with puddle lamps
  • Roof rails (ST-Line wagon only)

Interior features:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Smart keyless entry and push-button engine start
  • Wireless conductive Qi standard smartphone charging
  • ST-Line dark roof lining
  • ST-Line flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Metallic foot pedals

ST-Line Wagon only:

  • Tonneau cover
  • Easy Fold Seats – Remote release to fold the second-row seats
  • Load compartment loops

Safety and security features:

As per Focus Trend plus:

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (ST-Line only)

Titanium

Exterior features:

  • Chrome grille and window detailing
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Privacy glass
  • Auto folding, heated side mirrors with puddle lamps
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Interior features:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Smart keyless entry and push-button engine start
  • Wireless conductive Qi standard smartphone charging
  • 6-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar
  • Heated front seats with leather upholstery
  • B&O Play sound system with nine speakers and subwoofer
  • Variable LED colour ambient lighting

Safety and security features:

  • Blind Spot Information System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Active Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control(ACC) with Stop & Go ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS MLPiv

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.