If a week ago we told the new premium compact, now general shift: the new Ford Focus, VW Golf, Citroen C4 and Hyundai i30 N will encourage the market since 2018.
We continue with our serial of new compact cars coming. One of the most important market segments will experience a large number of very important developments in the coming months. If just a week ago we informed you of developments in the class premium (with new Audi A3, Mercedes Class A, BMW 1 Series and Volvo V40), This time we focus on the category of generalist brands. To the new Peugeot 308 that have already tried and that starts this month sales (here you will find all the information), will join four other major developments since the end of the year: Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, Citroen C4 and Hyundai i30 N. So they are:
Ford Focus: 2018
Plus space and better design, but the same sporting spirit always appreciated by the enthusiastic driver. One of the great innovations (and expected) segment will be the new Ford Focus 2018. With its new compact, the brand will not give up continue to offer one of the cars more direct behavior and live in its class. For this future generation, well-founded rumors suggest that could be released and to a direction "steer by wire", ie no physical connection between steering wheel and front axle, which varies the steering ratio according to speed and becomes very direct in situations demanding sport.
The new 2018 Ford Focus will release platform and with it, all the latest technology brand. For starters, it is expected to improve significantly its lightness, with a structure that may weigh up to 50 kg less. Also it scheduled arrival of new mechanics, with greener versions of engines and gearboxes. If the current Focus met possibilities and what really meant the miniaturization of motors (with the famous 3-cylinder Ecoboost 1.0) in its new generation we could see more news. Even there should be a 1.5 200 hp Ecoboost off cylinders, as well as hybrid and even electric versions.
More information | That will be the Ford Focus 2018
Volkswagen Golf: Spring 2019
Whenever there comes a New Volkswagen Golf (The best-selling compact in Europe) the expectation is high ... but usually the changes are never spectacular. To its new generation already know at the end of 2018 to be in dealerships in the Spring 2019. It will be a Golf eighth installment, for a change, neither will a general revolution (technically it was more the seventh with the premiere of the MQB platform), but evolve point by point.
Stylistically, the new VW Golf will remain faithful to current guidelines and they will grill, headlights and pilots newest points. By within the impact will be greater. The dashboard will receive a huge rectangular screen, Tesla style, which will be the nerve center from which all functions are controlled. It will be a car connected in every way. It will have a technology that will allow data sharing trip and incidents thereof with other vehicles. We will also be before the First Golf with autonomous driving functions.
Among the engines, new 1.5 TSI and future 1.5 TDi three cylinders cover most conventional demand. Weight gain but also as the Focus hybrid and electric versions. And of course You will not miss the GTI, or versions of 3 and 5-door variants or Alltrack, Sportsvan, Cabrio ... For something is the king of the compact market.
More information | So will the VW Golf 2019
Cactus Citroën C4: during 2018
The one who prepares a whole Revolution is the new Cactus Citroën C4, a model called to bring together all the compact offer of the French brand. To our knowledge of sources, the new C4 Cactus will result in its new generation to a more conventional compact car volume, It could banish from the current C4 range as we know it: Agglutinate the two models into one.
East New Citroen C4 Cactus also show great new image, like losing until now was its distinctive feature: the airbumps or air side guards are used as protection against minor impacts. May return, this C4 show evolution into a smaller, low and close to the ground format, like you can see in the new Citroen C5 Aircross.
Manufactured as his predecessor in the Spanish factory PSA in Villaverde (Madrid), The new Citroën C4 Cactus introduce new Diesel and gasoline engines BlueHDi PureTech group, a new automatic transmission speeds up to 8 and, above all, a new revolutionary concept suspensions and also shown in the C5 Aircross: it is a system consisting of hydraulic dampers progressive replacing shock absorbers and coil springs. Promises a more comfortable, efficient and smooth ride.
More information | So will the Citroën C4 Cactus 2018
Hyundai i30 N: late 2017 / early 2018
Another important development is that will come shortly before the new Hyundai i30 N. scheduled for end 2017, not only be the most powerful Korean compact variant: also it gives green light to a whole New sporty and high performance Hyundai.
The new Hyundai i30 N will have two variants T-GDI engine 2.0 4 cylinder, direct injection and turbo: of 250 hp or 275 hp with the call Kit Perfomance. Always with manual transmission 6 speed and front wheel drive, opens modifications chassis, suspension, brakes and tires, plus Five driving modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom. You can also count Launch Control system to become a serious rival to traditional compact sport great.
More information | That's the new Hyundai i30 N
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