• Feb 12, 2008

Since the original was introduced, the Ford Focus – at least the American version – has gone downhill. The second-generation was as staid and boring as the first one was revolutionary, and the new third-generation model went off in the wrong direction, at least styling-wise. Meanwhile, the European versions have had us longing for inclusion. Fortunately, Ford announced that the next iteration would be a global car like the first, although speculation suggests that the US could get trunked versions while markets abroad go with the hatchback.

What you see above is said to be another rendering of what the next Focus five-door hatch could look like. As with the previous sketches we brought you a few days ago, this rendering draws heavily on the theme set forth by the Ford Verve concept. Though considerably less aggressive than the previous sketches, this could be closer to the mark, but could just as easily preview the successor for the European Galaxy-based S-Max sporty minivan.

[Source: The Hollywood Extra]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it. Can they make it happen? Just import all Ford Europe cars and slap a Mercury lable on it. So what if we have a poor exchange rate just charge more money. Merc only sells 168k units a year anyway with that low volume you can sell really nice cars like the european focus, modeo and maybe even the KA
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford will never bring this car over to the US. They don't have the balls to sell good looking products to the US.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly. Ford will NEVER sell a car that handsome and stylish in the U.S. They may make something somewhat similar with the same name and swear it's the same but it won't be. No way no how.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WHY do American cars HAVE to have an old-man trunk tacked on for it to sell here? Trunks are for Geritol customers and Avon ladies. Booooring. Hatchbacks build on the whole sport UTILITY concept that lured people out of their sedans (sedates?) in the first place. As people downsize from their cumbersome SUVs it is the versatility of a hatchback that will convince them they can adjust to smaller vehicles.
      • 6 Years Ago
      je trouve le style de la prochaine ford focus trop proche de l'actuel.on s'aperçoit que le chrome de la calendre a disparu.ford devrait revoir ça copie d'urgence
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love your post! It's so focused! LOL No kidding!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't like that car...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I like that car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This should represent a focus WAGON, not a hatch,at least not a hot one. This way it would look and feel too much like present mazda 3, which is basically a wagonette
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car bears a strong resemblance to my Mazda 3 five door. Now I just recently rented a Focus for a week, and that was not a very good car. My Mazda 3 is a much better car. Since Ford owns both companies, why don't they just sell a rebadged 3 as the Focus? Instant nice car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it... It's nice!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've seen it and it's cooler than this...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dear Ford,

      I want to replace my old Focus HATCH, don't make me go buy a VW against my will....

      MAKE A HATCH BACK FORD FOCUS AGAIN....
      • 6 Years Ago
      well isn't that a nice looking Mazda3? Its about time they started using their eurpoean design with a ford nameplate. The mazda3 is doing well and ford has stuck to the old platform for their focus.
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