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At the Geneva Motor Show in March, Ford showed off its new iosis Max concept to preview its next generation C-segment platform. The nose of the concept gives us an idea of what the new Focus will look like, while the rest of the car is similar to the next generation C-Max MPV. The C-Max is a slightly longer and taller vehicle than the Focus and it is expected to join the U.S. Ford lineup in 2011. In fact, this may well be the vehicle that gets the electric powertrain that Ford is developing with Magna.

The concept is powered by a prototype version of Ford's new 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder that will also debut in the new Focus. The folks from AutoCar had a chance to try out the concept and it looks very promising. Like most concepts, the iosis Max could only be driven at low speeds, but the video after the jump gives a pretty good idea of what to expect size- and package-wise from the new car. According to AutoCar, the production version will debut at the Frankfurt show this fall and go on sale in Europe in the spring. We won't get the new Focus here until the end of next year. Check out a video after the jump.

[Source: AutoCar]
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