announced earlier this year that all of its future cars would be common between the U.S. and Europe starting with the Fiesta
and the next-generation Focus. The Fiesta will arrive in early 2010, with the Focus coming later in the year. The Focus will be built on an updated version of the C1 platform that's used on the current Euro Focus and the Mazda3
. German magazine Auto Bild
has a rendering of what they think the new Focus will look like. Ford NA design boss Peter Horbury has said future Fords will be based on the kinetic design language of current European models. If this rendering is at all accurate, the kinetic look will be updated with a more prominent grille design. While the grille may or may not be an improvement, the rest of the car certainly is compared to the current U.S. Focus.