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New 2025 Ford Focus Makes Scripted Return to North America As Mustang-Inspired Hatch

2025 Ford Focus - Rendering 6 photos
Photo: Screenshot Youtube | Digimods Design
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Ford has almost gone all-in on crossovers and SUVs in the New World, as the latest generation Mustang remains the brand's sole low-slung survivor in our market. Everything else is either an SUV or a pickup, with the occasional electrification twist, and it's a sad sight to any true petrolhead.
You remember when the Blue Oval used to be committed to traditional passenger cars, right? After all, it wasn't that long ago that the Dearborn company's portfolio comprised models like the Fusion and Focus. And it's time to cast the virtual light on the compact model, as it was digitally brought back from the dead, emphasizing the word 'digitally.'

What we have here are a few unofficial renderings of the 2025 Ford Focus. Digimods Design took to YouTube earlier in the week to release these CGIs that the S650 Mustang clearly inspired. Thus, you can see a familiar front fascia with the Mustang logo bedecking the grille, the same taillights, diffuser, bumper, and other elements out back, and other traits that were virtually taken from the muscle car and adapted to fit the design.

As for the actual car that served almost as a blank canvas for these unofficial digital illustrations, it was none other than the real Ford Focus, the Mk4 that the automaker still makes and sells overseas. The compact hatch, which is a Honda Civic and VW Golf rival, comes to life at the Saarlouis factory in Germany, and Ford plans to cease production completely in 2022, as it announced some two years ago.

2025 Ford Focus \- Rendering
Photo: Screenshot Youtube | Digimods Design
Thus, like it or not, the clock is ticking for the Ford Focus, and when it goes, it will be a sad day for the compact class and the entire automotive industry. It remains unclear what Ford's plans are for the Saarlouis facility, yet certain Chinese car manufacturers have shown interest in taking it over. The Blue Oval will cut 3,500 jobs at its German plant, yet it will still keep 1,000 employees around.

Does that mean the Focus could return, perhaps with a new generation that will be a forbidden fruit in the United States? That would be a serious no, as Ford has shown interest in expanding its high-riding vehicle-making game, with a focus (pun intended) on electrification. Thus, a brand-new compact (and subcompact – Fiesta) hatchback would come nowhere near close to Ford's plans, and given that crossovers and SUVs are extremely popular these days, the Focus will soon be dead for good.

Nevertheless, we will keep seeing unofficial resurrections of the model in the coming years, and we hope that future ones are on the realistic side of things, unlike the ones shared above that use the latest-gen Mustang's front and rear fascias.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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