The next generation Ford Focus makes its debut today at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The next generation Ford Focus makes its debut today at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.Both the four-door Ford Focus saloon and the Ford Focus five-door hatchback of the next-generation Focus are previewed prior to their production start for Europe and North America late in 2010. The new Ford Focus will be one of up to 10 unique models to be built from Ford’s new C-car platform, which is expected to generate total sales in all regions of two million units annually by 2012. The first of these will be the new Ford C-MAX and Ford Grand C-MAX which were unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show for launch in Europe in the second half of 2010. Engineers working on the new Ford Focus have updated the innovative suspension concepts from prior models, developing optimised new designs for the “control blade” multilink rear suspension and the semi-isolated front and rear subframes. The chassis design is complemented by a completely new Electric Power Assist Steering system, which has been carefully tuned to deliver pure and precise responses at high speed while remaining light and maneuverable for parking. Customers will benefit from the same quality of dynamic performance in the new Ford Focus. The engine line-up will deliver performance with outstanding economy, there will be a range of state-of-the-art Ford EcoBoost™ four-cylinder turbocharged direct injection (DI) engines including the 1.6-litre unit in Europe and a choice of advanced and improved Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engines, all of which offer reductions in fuel consumption of between 10 and 20 per cent compared to the outgoing models. The next generation Ford Focus will be on sale within the first quarter of 2011.
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