2020 Ford Focus Active X Tries An Upmarket Approach With New Vignale Spec

In Ford’s back yard, Vignale is synonymous to premium. Plenty of models have already welcomed the more upmarket spec, including the Fiesta, Galaxy, S-Max and Mondeo, and now it’s time for the Focus Active to get all dressed up.

Expanding the company’s compact car lineup, the new Focus Active X Vignale combines the specific rugged exterior styling (plastic body cladding and jacked-up stance) with exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels, contrasting black roof and side mirror caps and LED headlights.

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On the inside, it boasts leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, in addition to a segment-first, the head-up display, plus Active Park Assist. Further details on the Focus Active X Vignale, including its engine lineup and pricing for the European markets, will be announced in due course.

In the meantime, Ford has reconfirmed the launch of the Focus EcoBoost Hybrid. The model is coming next year with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology and will be joined by an eco-friendly Fiesta, which will get a similar powertrain. The two of them will combine a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with a belt-driven integrated starter/generator, a setup that helps boost performance and efficiency.

Ford didn’t go into specifics, but the supermini should return 4.9 l/100 km (48 mpg US / 57.7 mpg UK) and have carbon dioxide emissions of 112 g/km, whereas the Focus will burn 4.7 l/100 km (50.1 mpg US / 60.1 mpg UK) and emit 106 g/km of CO2.

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