Coming soon: new cars for 2018
Don't buy a new car until you've read this – our ultimate guide to the new models coming in 2018 and beyond
Planning to buy a new car? Think you know what you want? Well, before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you read our round-up of the models coming soon; there are lots that could be worth waiting for, whether you’re after something small, something spacious or something stylish.
In this guide we look at every class of car. And we not only reveal what’s coming when, but what’s special about each of the newcomers.
Following the new Fiesta is the new Focus. The fourth-generation family hatchback sits on new underpinnings that are claimed to be a lot stiffer yet also lighter. And it has a curvier exterior than its predecessor, as well as being slightly lower and longer, with more space inside for occupants and luggage. The interior of the Focus is less button-heavy than before and features more soft-touch materials to help the car compete against its premium rivals. The dashboard is dominated by an 8.0in touchscreen that runs Ford’s latest Sync 3 infotainment software.
Engine options include a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit with 84bhp, 99bhp or 123bhp. There’s also a new 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 148bhp or 180bhp. Diesel buyers can choose from a 94bhp 1.5-litre or 148bhp 2.0-litre engine. Gearbox options are a six-speed manual or a new eight-speed automatic.
Prices for this latest Focus start from £17,930, which is a saving of more than £2000 on the old car.