• Nov 11, 2007
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While Ford has yet to formally release official photos and details relating to the new variants of the updated Euro Focus, the overseas media has been doing a knockup job stealing the Oval's thunder. First, it was Auto Express spilling the beans on the new Focus ST. Next up is the Focus Wagon, courtesy of Autoweek.nl (via our compadres at Autoblog Spanish). As you're probably aware, the Focus station wagon is now an overseas-only body style, and what a shame that is, because it's a snappy-looking one at that. As with the regular Focus and Focus ST, the latest Ford Europe design elements are on display here. A host of engine/trim levels will be available, too, including an Econetic-branded version that should deliver 54 US mpg and carbon dioxide emissions of just 115 g/km. On top of the green-themed car, expect a variety of gasoline, diesel, and flex-fuel offerings depending on market.

[Source: Autoweek.nl via Autblog Spanish]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't understand. The design of this car looks rather primitive compared to the accord and camry
        • 7 Years Ago
        This is priced to compete with Corolla and Civic. Compare it to them and this car looks a lot better.

        The Mondeo competes with Camry and Accord
        • 7 Years Ago
        Do you mean the new Accord that looks like a clone of the ten year old Saturn L or the Camry that looks like an inverted 1910 bathtub?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice looking car. Why bother bringing it here? Think about it.

      Wagons don't really sell that well here anymore.
      Exchanges rates favor not brining it here.
      If you build it here, re-equiping a plant at what cost for what return?

      As to 30,000 for a Focus, well, depends on what you want, how it's equipped, how well it performs, what its fuel economy is and if you're willing to pay that price.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wagons don't sell here because there are so few decent models to choose from. I know I will never own anything *but* a wagon or hatch back. Unless I can ever afford that Porsche...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ford should sell off it's US operations to Mahindra, Tata, Geeley or some other Indian or Chinese company and concentrate on Europe.
      Europe is the only place Ford is serious about competing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Clean and simple. Good looking car... and why do't we get it here?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Unlike GM, I have not heard any real news about Ford actually selling more of their foreign models here or synchronizing US product releases with European releases.

      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is offered in the states. As a Volvo.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They use the same platform.

        It's like saying that if you really want an Audi TT, then you can go for a VW Golf instead.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks EXACTLY like a Mondeo....
        • 7 Years Ago
        yes, it has EXACTLY 4 wheels
        • 7 Years Ago
        Alright smart guy... ever seen a Mondeo?

        fotohostr.com/images/ab_mondeo1.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sharp car. Had Ford stuck with their plan in the 90s to keep offering the Euro Focus and Mondeo (Contour) here it would have paid off by now. I have no doubt they would be moving both in their current form.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There is a black Euro Focus sitting on a Ford lot near me. I would snap a couple photos but sadly cameras are prohibited. It sucks. From the front, it looks like an 07 (which I thought it was at first).
      • 7 Years Ago
      everyone say it with me now:

      "Nobody in America would pay 30+ thousand for a focus".

      Small cars are worth more over the pond. Every time Ford pulled over something from Europe (Focus, Mondeo in the form of the mystique/contour) they decontented it, and it bombed horribly, because the resulting husks ended up being smaller, yet more expensive, than the vehicles they replaced (Escort and Tempo/Topaz respectively).

      Frankly, I think the only way that Ford could get away with bringing over their euro models would be to completely dash the contents of Mercury and then make it the "euro style" brand like GM is doing with Saturn... but at the same time it would probably start to cannibalize sales of Lincoln and PAG.

      I look forward to how Ford is going to try and globalize the brand, and I think that the Fiesta will be a great place to start... but I think whining for the Focus and Mondeo that Europe get wont make it come here in any sort of reasonable shape.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes, the Merkur was the nicest car I ever owned. It had a silk ride and hp if you needed it with the turbo 4. Brakes were outstanding. Handling was outstanding. But, it got panned in the US because the Horsepower Crybabies didn't get some crazy 0-60 time.

        Yes, Ford should bring over the Euro products as Mercury's. Or just their blueprints and build them here.

        I see this as a problem of Ford seeing the sale of every small Ford as a Missed Explorer sale. With the Bush Inflation I can't afford an Explorer.

        • 7 Years Ago
        I vaguely remember something called a mercury merkur ...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why did ford stop making the focus wagon??/ i have a 05 ford focus wagon and i love it ,The europe ford focus wagon would be a BIG HIT in the states looks like a $$$$ car but very affordable .the body lines are very clean and nice ,i wish we can have those wagons here now i would be the first in line to buy another ford focus in a heart beat .i think it would be a great seller and get rid of these big SUV ,the gas is not going to get any cheaper i fill my tank up for $23,00 and it lasts me almost 2 weeks so all i can say is COME ON FORD IN THE U.S BRING US THE EUROPEN FOCUS TO AMERICA THEY WOULD BE A HOT SELLER the wagon,sedan,zx2 those are hot in germany now ,my family in austria owns a focus sedan and its beautiful rides like a cadillac so please start bring them to the states
      • 7 Years Ago
      eh guys, stop shouting, you will get the next one as well !!!
      I know, 3 more years to wait, but that the time Ford need to synchronize its operations.
      you will get the fiesta 6 months after Europe, the focus in 2010 and the future fusion/mondeo around 2012 !
      With the kuga next year, I hope it's the last time American people will complain.
      After that, you will get the same generation that the european counterparts!
        • 7 Years Ago
        If Ford is still around in 2012. Look how much they loose every second (~ $2000). How much longer can they sustain this losses?
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