Ford Focus facelift 02

It might be relatively new to this market, but the third-generation Ford Focus has been around since 2010, and a mid-life facelift is just about due. In any case, the Automedia spy folk caught this example out on the road, sans disguise except for a taped-up front end – does it hide an Aston Martin-esque front grille in the same vein as the current Focus ST?

If it’s the FL we’re looking at, then not many exterior changes – the front fog lamps are also new, again styled along Focus ST lines, and no revisions to the rear. Then again, it could also be simply be a current-based development mule with a new nose job doing load testing; aside from the storage trailer, the rear of the right-hand drive example looks pretty much loaded up.