Ford has released a teaser video of the new 2019 Ford Focus, which will make its debut on April 10. The video shows close up details of the fourth-generation Focus, which will enter a European C-segment hatch arena filled with familiar foes such as the Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra, Renault Megane and Hyundai i30, just to name a few.

The video zooms in on the upcoming Mk4’s front grille, headlamps, wheels and rear logo. We can’t help but notice a few Volvo-inspired (to put it mildly) cues such as the LED daytime running lights that’s much like the Swedish brand’s signature “Thor” design (missing a leg on the Ford), and the “Focus” logotype spread across the hatch, like a V40. The wheels are huge two-tone items with a spiderweb design.

The new Focus has been spotted without any camo previously, and the side profile is significantly more shapely than the outgoing Mk3. Looks familiar? A quick office poll saw names like the Fiat Tipo, Mazda 3 and previous-generation Hyundai i30 come up. What do you think?

Word is that the new Focus will have a 50 mm wheelbase growth to improve rear legroom, which is much needed. Weight savings, improved efficiency and aerodynamics, and an electric version are on the cards. The engine range should include the 1.0 litre Ecoboost three-pot at the bottom, and 1.5 litre and 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol units for the “regular” and ST versions, along with the 1.5 litre TDCi.

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