New Ford Focus Revealed!
”I don’t know what the situation is in the states as far as popular cars go, but here in the UK the Ford Focus has been a mainstay on British roads for a number of years now, it has the same popularity as the Peugeot 206 and the re-invented Mini did, so I was glad to see Ford have produced a new sparkly, spruced up Focus that made it’s debut in Detroit and will be over in old blighty by 2011.
One of the biggest things that has surprised me over this new model is how it will be identical across the world, in the past car manufacturers have made different versions of cars to fit in with different country’s demographics, so this is a bold step for Ford and I’m not convinced it will work, but I guess time will tell.
Specs wise the new Focus has had a complete overhaul, here are a few new features:
- Multilink rear suspension and subframes have been re designed
- Variable power steering for better responsiveness
- New 1.6ltr ‘EcoBoost’ petrol engine
- New sexy interior
- Brand new design
It’s all well and good from the outset, and if the new model is such a vast improvement on the original Focus as Ford claims, then it will skyrocket to success and may even become more popular than the current version. Keep an eye out for this one in 2011 as I’m sure Jeremy and the team at topgear will be doing a review of it.”
What do you think of Fords brand new Focus, love it or hate it?
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Pictures from topgear.com