World premiere for new 2011 Ford Focus

Both the five-door hatch and the estate feature new low carbon diesel and petrol engines and a remodelled exterior using Ford’s ‘kinetic design’.

Subtle roof rails, sweeping lines and a compact and tidy rear end give the estate model a stylish, next-generation look. It is expected to offer practicality too, with boot capacity estimated to be above 500 litres.

The Ford Focus estate was making its global debut at the Geneva Show while the five-door hatch was unveiled for the first time in Europe.

The C-segment models, the tenth in the Ford range to feature the new compact car platform used in the Ford C-Max, are expected to go into production some time in 2011.

Since its launch in 1998, Ford has sold over 1.3 million Ford Focus models. Although the five-door hatchback is the most popular model, the new Focus estate is expected to make up a third of all European Focus sales.

Available in the usual Ford trim levels, the manufacturer is anticipating strong demand for higher trim levels such as Zetec and the range-topping Titanium trim.

Revealed alongside other members of the Ford family including the C-Max, Grand C-Max and Mondeo, the Ford Focus range is expected to be extended with the manufacturer announcing a performance version of the Focus is in the pipeline.