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    VIDEO: Mexican Ford Focus commercial features familiar soundtrack, surprise ending
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    The Ford Focus is an automotive study in duality. Europeans get a really good, second generation version of Ford's C-segment wunderkind, while motorists here in the U.S. make do with an updated family based on the first-generation model. Actually, ...

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    Ford adds Focus Zetec S model in Europe... they can keep this one
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Ford Focus Zetec S
    We're still ga-ga over the C1 Focus, but this one's moving the needle on the "meh"-o-meter. The Focus Zetec S is badged up and body-kitted, but otherwise a standard-issue Focus Zetec. Actually, while it's no RS, the Zetec and Zetec S are ...

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    Ford of Europe may design next all-new Mercury
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    Ford has promised that the Mercury brand will live on in a way that sets the marque apart from it's Blue Oval-badged siblings. Many Autoblog readers have commented that Ford should utilize its European models to meet this end, and all indications are that you were right on. Ford has said that the ...

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    Ford investing $75M to switch Michigan Truck plant from trucks to cars
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    click above to view more high-res shots of the Euro-FocusNews flash: small cars like the Ford Focus are selling beyond expectations (ours anyway) while trucks and SUVs are sitting on dealer lots much longer than auto manufacturers would like. For this reason, Ford is moving as quickly as possible ...

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    Further proof that future Fords will have Euro flair
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    There has been plenty of support for Ford to bring its rest-of-the-world products to the North American market, and with the truck market doing a Roscoe P. Coltrane E-brake turn away from profitability, the Blue Oval's global efforts are becoming increasingly important for its survival. The plan ...

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    Officially Official: 2009 Ford Focus RS
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the new Focus RSYesterday brought the sneak peek, but today we've got the real deal. The new Ford Focus RS is is mean and green (we mean that in the literal sense, thanks to its killer-looking paint color), and it will make its debut at this month's London ...

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    Ford to produce Focus in two plants in 2010
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    With sales up 35-percent year over year, the current Focus is on fire. Even after Ford added a third shift that bumped annual production at its Wayne assembly plant to 280,000 units per year, the Blue Oval is still selling every compact it an make. To give Americans more of what they want, the ...

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    Ford confirms U.S. production of Euro Focus in 2010, delays new F-150 launch
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    Click above for a gallery of the Euro-market Ford FocusFinally. The European Ford Focus will go into production in the United States in 2010 along with the Fiesta. This has been officially confirmed by Ford, which will offer the Euro Focus here in both four- and five-door body styles. That's not ...

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    2009 Focus RS info emerges after internet leaks
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Ford Focus RSIn the magical lands where the Focus looks cool, otherwise known as Europe, new images of the hotrod 2009 Focus RS have had enthusiasts atwitter the last few days. While the images are clearly 'chops - the wheels and backgrounds look like ...

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    Desperate times: Ford will retool truck plants to build cars
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    Ford's recent announcement to reduce its white collar workforce costs by 15% shows that Mulally & Co. are dead-serious about turning around the Dearborn, MI automaker. The newest twist in the FoMoCo saga takes the situation from serious to near desperate, as plant managers and union ...

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    Rendered Speculation: 2010 Ford Focus
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    For over three years, US car buyers have soldiered on with variations on the aged first-generation Ford Focus architecture while Europeans have moved on to enjoy the much better-looking and more refined gen-two model. Ford CEO Allan Mulally has officially confirmed that the upcoming 2010 Focus will ...

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    More cowbell! Ford turns Focus into musical instruments
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    click above for more images of the all-Focus orchestra The European Ford Focus is a big reason that Ford sells more vehicles in the UK than any other automaker, so you'll have to forgive the Blue Oval if it goes overboard in marketing one of its biggest stars. You may remember a Lexus campaign ...

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    New Euro Ford Focus ST unveiled!
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    Click image for photo galleryYesterday's Focus ST500 special edition is cool and all, but what most Focus fans overseas are looking forward to is the next ST. Well, the wait's over thanks to the UK's Auto Express. The mag has pulled the cover off of the updated hot hatch, which incorporates all the ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: European Ford Focus goes Kinetic
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    click above image to view full high-res gallery of the new European Ford FocusFord of Europe's Executive Designerer Martin Smith has seen his "Kinetic" design language sweep across the company's product line ever since it debuted on the Iosis Concept two years ago in this very city. That design has ...

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    And what, exactly, is the point of Mercury?
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    After last week's flurry of news from Detroit, we're realizing that little was heard from Mercury. Parent Ford certainly had some introductions and unveilings, but nothing from across the corporate hall. It makes us wonder whether the Mercury brand is going to completely wither and die, or if ...

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    An American in Paris disses the Euro Focus
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    We spend so much time on this blog bemoaning the fact that Ford has yet to offer to the "Euro" Focus in the United States. So much time, in fact, that we fear the concept of a C1-based Focus on U.S. soil has been placed on a pedestal and is widely considered to be the smartest move Ford has never ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Ford Focus
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    This is a pretty bad shot of a heavily camo'd 2008 Ford Focus taken with a camera phone. It's damn near impossible to see any changes, but we'd bet our last gallon of gas that there's a shiny three-bar chrome grille hiding under that covering. The 2008 MY Focus will likely see the last tweak before ...

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