Ford Focus Takes the Global Stage at the Paris Motor Show

By Ford Social Member

The core next-generation Ford Focus three-model line-up was seen together for the first time at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The sporty five-door hatchback, sleek four-door sedan and stylish five-door wagon Focus models took center stage on the Ford stand.

Following an unprecedented global development program under the One Ford strategy, the next-generation Focus is set to continue the successful tradition of its predecessors and demonstrate how Ford is changing.

Distinguished by its sleek and sporty design, the new Focus is packed with more affordable technologies and features than ever before in this segment. The next-generation Focus also offers customers the highest standards of quality and detailed craftsmanship and outstanding fuel economy.

Developed in Europe, the next-generation Ford Focus will be offered for sale in over 120 markets worldwide with 80 percent parts commonality. This platform will underpin at least ten models around the world and account for two million units of annual production by 2012.

The new Focus has a modern, cockpit-style interior, with the stylish centee console wrapped around the driver and providing outstanding access to the vehicle’s major controls and display panels.

Within the cockpit, the most significant innovation is the company’s next-generation driver connect technology, MyFord Touch™, which provides the driver with a state-of-the-art combination of controls and display screens to operate the key vehicle features. On high series vehicles, the MyFord system includes an 8-inch touch screen, allowing the driver to control a wide range of functions via a clear and intuitive color display.

MyFord is complemented by a new generation of the powerful Ford SYNC® connectivity package, which includes a sophisticated voice control system, Bluetooth and satellite navigation, along with connection points for a wide variety of external devices and media players.

For the North American market, the new Focus will be fitted with a completely new 160 horsepower 2.0-liter gasoline engine which combines high-pressure direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency.

The new 2.0-liter DI Ti-VCT engine is up to 20 horsepower more powerful than the current 2.0 Duratec I-4 unit featured in the North American Focus, while contributing to projected fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon on the highway.

To maximize its performance and economy advantage, the 2.0-liter DI Ti-VCT engine is mated with the latest dry-clutch six-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission. With its high-efficiency dual dry-clutch design, the transmission alone can help reduce fuel consumption by up to 9 percent compared to a traditional four-speed automatic.

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Bill Davis 11/18/2010
I second Rob D's comments that I hope the Focus Wagon will be coming across the pond! It's time that wagons made a comeback in the US! For me the 5-door hatchback just doesn't cut it.
Hakan Karaaslan 11/15/2010
I was expecting much more spectacular exterior and interior design from Ford. Front bumper grills decreased the effect of kinetic design. Head lights look like an sad old man eyes. Focus is a compact class sportive vehicle. Ford designers should look around if there is any sad looking youngsters around them. Air conditioner grills on dashboard also remove sportive behavior from the concept. I was waiting to renew my 2006 ghia focus. But it seems , my car has a much more better design.
Alan 10/29/2010
Agree that the wagon would fill a valuable niche in the US auto space. Ford is really making great strides with their product line-up but their marketing people are too timid. With the Focus wagon you have a vehicle with the capabilities of a small crossover with much better gas mileage. And that won't sell? (Must be the same people who won't make the new Ranger available in the US because "compact pickups don't sell". Of course - 20 year old designs don't sell that well!)
pierre 10/23/2010
I can't agree more. I drove a 2001 Focus wagon for over 270000 km in 9 years, sold it to a good friend who still drive it. I trade it for a ford Escape 2010 wich I love, but the ford Focus wagon if as large as the 2001 wagon, should be sportier and more fun to drive than the escape.
Mike S 10/20/2010
Ford, after listening to this video today, it came to mind that your decision to omit the Focus Wagon from the US lineup may be that your Flex and Edge sales may suffer as a result. I am 73" tall and love compact cars. Owning a larger vehicle like a Flex or Edge -- or something similar from another manufacturer -- is not in my plans for the future. However, owning a Focus Wagon is a most viable option, if only it was available to me. I wager that in time, you will reverse your decision to leave the Wagon across the pond.
Lincoln V. 10/17/2010
No three door hatch, and still don't like the horizontal tail lights.
JimB 10/16/2010
I sincerely hope they do a good job on the electric version. That's the one I'm buying if it outperforms the Leaf. An electric wagon would be even better.
CMAC 10/14/2010
Looks awesome! Can't wait til' we get them in Canada. Not a big fan of the wagon, but the new interior looks great and the new front is a welcome change.
Rob D 10/04/2010
I hope the wagon version is coming across the pond...looks awsome, and a market that is missed, the wagon.
Patrick L. 10/02/2010
I absolutely love the all new, next-generation 2012 Ford Focus! All Focus models look fantastic but the 5 door hatchback is the BEST! I'm buying the hatchback in SE or SEL w/Powershift. The new Focus is going to rock the C-segment big time! Thank you Ford and Ford of Europe for producing such an incredible car. Hail to the Focus!
Ford Focus Takes the Global Stage at the Paris Motor Show
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