Ford is set to release a mild hybrid of its popular Focus model in 2020. The Focus hybrid will employ a 48-volt mild hybrid system according to Motor Trend. The hybrid system will also contribute to a strong upgrade in horsepower for the Focus, with the new model coming in at more than 400hp. When combined with up to 425 lb-ft of torque, the Ford Focus hybrid will accelerate quicker than previous models.
The Focus hybrid is part of an overall strategy shift by Ford. The automaker has redistributed investment capital, with a greater portion going toward electrified vehicles than ICE. Read more.