Ford Will Reportedly Lose Its Focus In 2025

A report has stated that production of the Focus will end in 2025, with priority placed on new EVs and light commercial vehicles
Ford Focus ST Edition, front 3/4
Ford Focus ST Edition, front 3/4

Well, this has felt like a long overdue story to report on. With the death of the Fiesta last year and Ford seemingly doing its best to eradicate anything that isn’t an SUV from its line-up, it seems time will finally be up for the Focus next year.

According to Automotive News Europe (ANE), the hatchback will cease production next year with no plans for an equivalent-sized replacement. Instead, it’ll pivot its focus (pun intended) towards light commercial vehicles and introducing new EVs.

That last point seems to counteract comments in the same report from ANE, with Ford of Europe General Manager Martin Sander suggesting that plug-in hybrids will continue to exist beyond 2030 despite initial plans from the manufacturer to offer only electric vehicles by then.

Ford Focus ST Edition, rear 3/4
Ford Focus ST Edition, rear 3/4

However, a new EV crossover based on the Volkswagen MEB platform will be revealed in June, which is likely Ford’s solution to indirectly replace the hatchback.

If time is truly up for the Focus in 2025, it’ll bring an end not just to 27 years of the nameplate by that point but also a long-running history of C-segment Ford cars stretching back to the first Anglia in 1939.

At the time of writing at least, Ford is still taking orders for the Focus, including the £42,905 ST Edition. Pricey, yes, but with this news it could go down in history as the final Ford hot hatch. Perhaps a somewhat underwhelming point to end on, but could lend it some collector’s value in the future.

Ford Focus ST Edition
Ford Focus ST Edition

It’s unclear at this stage what exactly will happen with the factory in Saarlouis, Germany, where the Focus is currently built. Seemingly, Ford is keen to sell it on rather than produce anything new there – with a report earlier this year from the DPA news agency claiming an unnamed investor within the automotive industry is interested in the site.


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