Ford has presented, before the opening of the the Detroit Motor Show, the first information and pictures of the new generation Focus, a model that, this time, will be the same both in US and Europe.
Ford Focus hatchback featuring a sporty 5-door, 4-door sedan that is elegant, and the station wagon 5-spintu stylish. Focus beramunisi a number of technologies including Low Speed Safety System, Active Park Assist, Lane Keeping Aid and Torque vectoring Control.
Ford Focus will fill the market with diesel and gasoline engines. Range of gasoline engines: 1.6-liter EcoBoost with a choice of 150 hp and 180 hp, and 1.6-liter Duratec Ti-VCT-powered 105 hp and 125 hp. While the choice of the Focus TDCi Duratorq diesel engine, 1.6 liters (95 hp and 115 hp) and 2.0 liters (115 hp, 140 hp and 163 hp).
The first generation Focus was born in 1998. Focus population has exceeded 10 million units. And, the latest generation Focus is a global car developed in Europe. Focus will be sold in more than 120 countries.
Focus will be the base for 10 cars Ford and ready to reach production of 2 million per year from 2012. 80% of its components have in common. Focus into the production line in late 2010 and early 2011 began to be marketed.
Ford presented the first official pictures of the new generation Ford Focus 2011 that will have its world premiere during the day, at the Auto Show in Detroit. Unlike the previous generations, the new Focus is a global model, planning to have the same form in the US and Europe, which is also why the model is presented to an auto show in its native country. Moreover, Ford has chosen – for this very reason – to present, in the same time, both the hatchback and the sedan versions of the new model, the US market being accustomed to rather choose the ordinary four-door version than the Focus hatchback so present on the European streets.
Aesthetically speaking, the new Focus highlights a very clear belonging to the new line of models of the Blue Oval, being practically a larger version of the Fiesta subcompact model. Focus’s design is purely European, the car being developed at a design center in Germany that the Michigan brand owns. The dimensions remained the same both for the sedan and the hatchback, the dimensions of the chassis and the suspension’s hardware being also borrowed from the old generation, with the necessary improvements.
The new generation Focus will be made in parallel in the Ford plants in Saarlouis (Germany), Michigan (USA) and Chongqing (China), following that, later, production sites in Spain and Russia to enter the game, too. The new Focus will go on sale in 2011.