Ford offers the Focus in a number of body styles and flavors. Among them all, the 2019 Ford Focus Vignale is the most premium and sits at the top of the lineup. The new model like the rest in the Focus lineup has been revised with the aim of offering a rewarding experience to the driver as well as the passengers. The model’s new design fuses emotional styling on the exterior with excellent aerodynamics as well as a spacious cabin with quality material. The final product is a testament of Ford’s excellent craftsmanship. Ford has also equipped the model with the latest driver assistance technologies which are excellently integrated to offer an intuitive and refined driving experience. The 2019 Ford Focus will be built on a new C2 platform.
2019 Ford Focus Vignale Exterior and Interior
The Vignale is slightly different compared to standard Focus models which enable it to stand apart at the top of the Ford Focus lineup. The Vignale features a unique mesh grille flanked by new headlamps. The range-topping Vignale also gets a glossy aluminum trim on the roof rails. At the rear, the hatch features two-piece taillight housings that make it easy to open and close the deck-lid. The taillights like the headlights use LED lighting technology and also feature satin-finished lettering. The Vignale is offered in a choice of 13 exterior colors including Dark Mulberry which is exclusive to this trim. Orange Glow and Desert Island Blue are new for the 2019 model year. The Vignale will retain other exterior features of the standard Focus hatchback models.
Although we have not seen the cabin of the 2019 Ford Focus Vignale we know it will be the most exclusive of the entire lineup. The Vignale will be the last of the Focus models to hit the market meaning we have to wait longer to get a sneak peek at its interior styling. However, I am confident the cabin will be premium and friendlier. Soft materials will be used on most of its surfaces such as on the dash, instrument panel and on the door panels. Polished glass and brushed aluminum finishes may also be used to add a premium touch.
The cabin will also feature various technologies including the FordPass app which provides access to features such as vehicle status (allows the driver to check fuel, oil life and alarm status), vehicle locator (allows the driver to locate the car in a crowded parking lot), door lock & unlock, eCall (enables the vehicle to send alerts to emergency services when involved in an accident) and remote start among others. For safety, the range-topping hatch will feature ABS Lane-Centering system, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Cruise Control, Evasive Steering, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Active Park Assist and Adaptive Headlights among others.
Engine and performance
It is not yet clear what engine Ford plans to use on the Vignale trim. Rumors, however, hint to a turbocharged 1.5 L, gasoline unit capable of delivering 180 hp. A 2.0 L, turbodiesel may also be used, particularly for models in Europe. The diesel mill is rated at 118 hp; whichever the engine, there will be two transmission choices, a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed automatic one.
Price and release date
In Europe, the Focus Vignale will debut before the end of 2018 but in the U.S., the car will be available in the first half of 2017. According to Ford, all Focus models in U.S. will be shipped from the automaker’s factory in China. The Vignale will be the most expensive Ford Focus, fetching around $35,000 compared to base Focus hatchbacks which attract around $25,000.