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Now that the all-new 2019 Ford Focus is revealed, we take a look back at the compact’s history highlighting some of the most important variants produced over the last 20 years.

Ford introduced the Focus in 1998 in Europe before the U.S got the compact in 2000. Since then, the Focus has evolved from a budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient offering to a 350-horsepower beast of a hot hatch. The body styles, engines, and performance variants over the years have always been surprising.

So, before you gush over how different the 2019 Focus looks to its predecessor, take a look back at compact’s history.

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