Ford has already confirmed that the US lineup will be getting a new car smaller than the Focus sometime within the next twenty-four months, and that car will based on the platform of the new Mazda2 that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The next version of the Fiesta that is sold in Europe and elsewhere will also come off this platform. What has now been confirmed by Ford is that they have consolidated all the B-Car development teams into a single global team based out of Ford of Europe. The team will be responsible for developing all the variants to meeting global regulations but at the same time meet local requirements for equipment and styling.
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