Ford is currently preparing the next generation Focus for the European market. It will be launched in 2010 and will compete with the future Opel Astra. Ford will also unveil a three-doors coupe version that will compete with models like Volkswagen Scirocco and Renault Megane Coupe. The CC version will follow in 2011.

The North American market will not get its hands on a euro-spec Focus until 2010, and it will likely be the current model. No word yet on when this revised Focus will/if make its way to the U.S.

The design, which will likely be inspired by the new Fiesta, will feature a dramatic change, dominated by an outrageous grille. Exterior will also feature: a prominent bonnet, with lines that run from the base of the windscreen to form an overhanging focal point for the Ford badge, the huge headlights and further air intakes in the lower part of the front bumper.

The 2010 Focus will come with the EcoBoost range of turbocharged engines, while the cabin will feature an all-new BMW iDrive-style control system.

Engine range will include a 1.6-litre TDCi with 89bhp, 108bhp or 128bhp, and a 2.0-litre with 168bhp or 197bhp. All engines get manual gearboxes as standard, while the PowerShift twin-clutch transmission will come as an option.


Source: AutoExpress

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