New Ford Focus 4-Door

An elegant new Focus 4-door dominates the news from Ford at the 75th Salon International de L'Automobile in Geneva.

Elegant, dynamic and sophisticated, the new Focus 4-door - the final bodystyle of the core Focus model range - makes its production debut at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show.

The new Focus family was designed from the outset with the four-door model as a major element, and its limousine style comes into its own within the overall design DNA of the new Focus range. Not only is the new four-door design fully coherent with its sibling body styles - 3-door, 5-door, Estate and Focus C-MAX multi-activity vehicle - but its new levels of refinement and craftsmanship seem ideally suited to the traditional compact saloon shape.

The new 4-door model shares an identical front-end design with the other core products of the Focus range, and translates the fast hatchback silhouette convincingly into the classic limousine body architecture.

The new Focus 4-door was engineered to provide generous luggage space. Equipped with a mini-spare tyre, the Focus 4-door offers maximum cargo space of 526 litres.. The design imperative for the boot space was to incorporate a golf bag or two large clamshell-style suitcases.

Focus Vignale - From Concept to Reality

Ford of Europe has committed to transform its Paris show-stopping Focus Vignale Concept into a production reality, expected at the end of 2006.

The elegant new four-door Ford Focus model provides the base architecture for the production version of the Focus Vignale Concept. The vehicle will be built at Pininfarina’s manufacturing facilities in Turin. Like the Streetka, also built by Pininfarina, the new Ford Focus model will be a convertible but the Focus will be the first European Ford to feature a folding hard top.

"The media and public reaction to the Ford Focus Vignale Concept in Paris was outstanding, and confirmed that we should put this vehicle into production at the earliest opportunity", said Lewis Booth. "Its elegance and flair emphasise the dynamic design of the new Focus range".

Full technical details and the name of the production version of this new Focus model will be announced closer to its launch in approximately two years time.

Published : 15/02/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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