2012 Ford Focus. Click image to enlarge
2012 Ford Focus
Los Angeles, California – The all-new 2012 Focus gears up for its North American launch with two models, a four-door hatchback and sedan, on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
“Ford brings a desirable combination of dynamic design, outstanding driver engagement, unmatched levels of technology and impressive fuel economy,” said Mark Fields, president of The Americas. “The new model should expand Focus appeal to a whole new generation of customers.”
Focus is Ford’s most significant global nameplate, with more than ten million units sold since its launch in 1998. Developed in Europe and for sale in more than 120 markets worldwide, the all-new Focus is a key element in Ford’s North American product portfolio. A new high-series Titanium model will please drivers shifting from larger and luxury-class vehicles, the company said.
The Focus uses a completely new 2.0-litre gasoline direct-injection engine, delivering more power than the current 2.0-litre Duratec but with projected fuel economy gains of more than ten per cent. The engine is mated to Ford’s dry-clutch six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission.
Available features on the North American Focus include active park assist, SYNC with Traffic, Directions and Information, HD Radio with iTunes Tagging, ambient lighting, torque vectoring control, rearview camera and Intelligent Access with pushbutton start.
The new model is built in Wayne, Michigan and will go on sale in early 2011.