Ford automaker company has relaese new next-generation Ford Focus Estate at the Paris Auto Show 2010, and gearing up for its sales launch early in 2011. The sporty five-door hatchback, sleek four-door sedan and stylish five-door wagon Focus models take centre stage on the Ford stand, revealed in full detail ahead of the production start in Europe and North America in late 2010.
“Our next generation of auto-C shows how Ford is using its global resources to develop at least a dozen new models or derivatives of the same global platform,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group Vice President of product development. “Ford Focus Estate is the next model to be expressed, and this is particularly important for the European market for more than a third of the C-car customers prefer us here Bodystyle succession.”
Estate Engines will be Ford’s Ecoboost range, including a 1.6 litre which gives better performance than the old 2.0 litre. Also on offer will be a range of Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engines all of which will offer economy 10-20% better than the outgoing model. The Focus will also get a six speed dual-clutch box which gives an improvement of 9% in fuel consumption over the old slush-box.
“The new Focus truly represents the best of Ford Motor Company, and we are excited that the first vehicles will be in customers’ hands very soon,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Product Development. “The investment in our new C-car platform has enabled us to provide global consumers with an affordable product which offers quality, fuel efficiency, safety and technology beyond their expectations.”
The interior combines outstanding functionality with outstanding craftsmanship. The cabin’s bold and contemporary graphics, the sculptured shape of the soft-touch instrument panel and the choice of superior trim materials all help to give occupants the feeling that they are travelling in a premium-class car.
The new Ford Focus Estate on show in Paris with its interior for the first time enhances this premium feel still further by featuring a leather interior package from the exclusive range of Ford Individual vehicle personalisation options which are being specially developed for the new model.