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The New Focus
Ford Focus

Company Ford has extended the first details about family Ford Focus of new generation. The debut of a novelty with bodies "hatchback" and "sedan" for the American market will take place in Detroit, and hardly later — in March — in Geneva will present also the European updating.

New «hatchback» & «sedan» Ford Focus

Following generation Ford Focus is constructed on the basis of a new global platform of "S-class" in which basis thoroughly altered chassis from the previous model lays. Engineers of the company have recustomized a back taxiing up suspension bracket, and also modernised forward and back stretchers.

The steering on new Ford Focus is equipped by the new electroamplifier, and in the European market the novelty will be accessible with system of distribution of draught between driving wheels Dynamic Cornering Control, simulating work of interaxal differential.

New Ford Focus
New Focus
Focus
Ford Focus

Interior New Ford Focus

Interior Ford Focus

Predictably, Ford Focus following generation will receive a ruler of new motors: in Europe the car will appear with a 1,6-l petrol turbo-engine of series EcoBoost, and in USA Focus the first time will be offered with the 2-l unit with direct injection of the fuel, 155HP developing power. Transmissions — either mechanical check points, or new "robot" PowerShift.

Besides, the novelty will receive completely altered interior with new architecture of the forward panel, a new combination of devices, in which centre will take places big colour (in some versions — monochrome) the display. One more innovation — multimedia complex MyFord which in the American market will be integrated with communication system SYNC. Thanking SYNC the driver can operate the majority of systems of the car by means of the big, eight-inch touch LCD display.

As representatives Ford declare, new "Focus" becomes only to the first of 10 new models constructed on the basis of a new global platform. By 2012 on the basis of it chassis will exceed the general sales of all cars of two million pieces a year — on the same platform compact cars Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max which will appear on sale within 2010 are already created.

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