Ford teased its latest-generation Focus ahead of the compact car's global unveiling in Europe and China next week.
Ford released a video on its European web site showing details of the Focus hatchback that will be sold in the region.
The video highlighted some of the more upscale features of the car, including daytime running lights that cut through the middle of the headlamp unit, model lettering that runs across the tailgate, and a sculpted hood that meets a prominent black grille.
A spy shot of an uncovered prototype car published earlier this year showed the new model has more pronounced rear wheel arches, giving it a sporty look more associated with rear-wheel-drive coupes.
The new Focus will offer distinct model lines that give greater visual differentiation than traditional trim levels, Ford's head of global markets, Jim Farley, told the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference in January, in the same way it created distinct versions of the new Fiesta.
Focus variants will include a sporty-looking ST-Line, an SUV-inspired Active variant and an upscale Vignale version. An ST performance version will also be offered.
Farley said the Focus would be more upscale than the current car. He also predicted fewer sales for the car as Ford targets higher margin sales to boost profitability.