2022 Ford Focus spied

It's mid-cycle facelift time for the Ford Focus, with visual tweaks including a slimmer grille and headlights.

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You’re looking at the facelifted 2022 Ford Focus – and if you ignore the wagon parts, it should be coming to Australia.

The facelifted Focus appears to have a slimmer grille than the current model, with horizontal chrome bars.

The headlights also look slimmer than those of the current car.

Previous spy photos have also revealed it’ll feature a new LED daytime running light signature.

The new running lights more closely resemble those of the mid-sized Mondeo, which was axed from the Australian line-up last year.

Expect the bumpers to also look different to the current car’s.

There are restyled tail lights down back, which suggests the hatchback will also receive restyled tail lights.

Inside, it looks like there could be a larger touchscreen infotainment system. The current car has an 8.0-inch unit.

While the facelift is still some ways off, Ford has made some running changes to the Focus line in Australia for 2021.

The ST now has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, though it no longer has blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The ST-Line adopted independent rear suspension like the rest of the surviving range, while front parking sensors and FordPassConnect connectivity were made standard across the range.

You can read more about the 2021 range in our price and specs article.

Unfortunately, the wagon isn’t currently offered Down Under.

After skipping the wagon body style for the first three generations of Focus, Ford Australia finally introduced it with the current generation.

Available only in ST-Line trim, the wagon was axed last year after less than two years on the market.

It was part of a slashing of the Focus range that also spelled the end of the Trend and Titanium hatchbacks.

The Focus range continues to live in the shadow of its rivals.

In the first two months of this year, Ford has sold 233 Focus models including the sporty ST for a total segment market share of 1.4 per cent

That’s scarcely more than the entire Subaru WRX range (214, 1.3 per cent) and well below the regular Impreza (604, 3.5 per cent), let alone top-selling models like the Hyundai i30 and Toyota Corolla.

Other recently redesigned Ford products are doing better in their respective segments, such as the Puma (441, 5.7 per cent share) and Escape (580, 2.4 per cent).

MORE: Ford Focus news, reviews, comparisons and videos

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