The predominantly blue Fiesta World Rally Cars resemble the 2016 paintjob, as well as featuring an outline of the test track at its soon-to-open M-Sport Evaluation Centre.
Branding from long-term partners Ford, Castrol, and Michelin, is present, but not from Red Bull, which sponsored M-Sport during reigning world championship Sebastien Ogier's two years at the Cumbria outfit.
The release also suggests that M-Sport's full-time drivers for 2019, Teemu Suninen and Elfyn Evans, have chosen to compete with #3 and #33 respectively, now that Priority 1 drivers are allowed to select their own car numbers.
Former WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand will pilot a third M-Sport Ford WRC in at least the first two rounds of the season, starting with Rallye Monte-Carlo on January 24-27.
Gus Greensmith has been named as a starter in the third car in Portugal, alongside a two-car WRC2 Pro campaign for he and Lukasz Pieniazek at M-Sport.