New Ford Focus Hatchback and Sedan Officially Revealed
The new generation Ford Focus was officially revealed today at the Detroit Auto Show where Ford showed off the five door hatchback and four door sedan versions of the new Focus. Both versions share the same styling that’s more dynamic than the current version and combines styling features seen in the new Fiesta and the new Mondeo.
The new Focus has been developed by a global team led from Germany while the powertrain was developed spearheaded by the company’s technical centre from Duntun, England. The 2011 Ford Focus will use Ford’s new mid sized architecture and Ford announced that the car will have incredible handling.
The new generation Focus keeps the front wheel drive and it will be powered by a new family of engines. European customers could get 1.6L and 2.0 Ecoboost turbocharged petrol units and also upgraded Duratorq TDCi diesels with reduced fuel consumption.
North American buyers could get the new Focus with a new 2.0L four cylnder engine with Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing and direct injection that produces 155 HP and 145 ft-lb of torque. These engines will be connected to either manual transmission or a new dual clutch PowerShift six speed automatic transmission.
The 2011 Focus will enter production in late 2010 in Europe and North America and it will be available on the market from 2011.