A concept version of what will undoubtedly evolve into the most sophisticated Ford Focus saloon to date has been unveiled at the Auto China motor show in Beijing.

A concept version of what will undoubtedly evolve into the most sophisticated Ford Focus saloon to date has been unveiled at the Auto China motor show in Beijing.


"The new generation Ford Focus Concept sedan is a clearly refined evolution from the original vehicle," said Ford Asia Pacific design manager Paul Gibson. "Presenting the four-door as the style setter for the new generation of car buyers in China, it is Focus with a new sophistication."


The concept is sportier than the current production version of the Focus and has taut lines, generous curves and a distinct shoulder. A low, sweeping roofline and sloping rear screen angle visually elongates the overall shape of the car.


The unique front and rear lamps on the Focus Concept were

developed by Ford and Osram Opto Semiconductors and utilise the latest LED technology. The front- and fog lamps present a continuous ring of cool white light when illuminated.


The rear lamps also use LED technology and, according to Ford, "allowed the designers to produce a three-dimensional lamp design that combines the aesthetics of the latest technological innovation with the benefits of increased light distribution and efficiency". When lit, the lights are said to provide continuous light but also have quirky "bubble" detailing for an arty effect.


The Focus gets a dose of machismo thanks to 19-inch wheels and pronounced wheel arches. The seven spoke wheels feature polished spokes and a rubber-like high-tech insert. Finished in Sapphire Ice, the Focus Concept appears metallic silver with hues of blue.