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Automotive News Says Ford To Drop SVT Focus
(08:38 Nov. 24, 2003)
Ford to drop SVT Focus, put entire SVT lineup on hiatus
By RICK KRANZ | Automotive News
DETROIT -- Ford Division, planning to take the SVT performance brand to a more premium position, will drop the SVT Focus after the 2004 model year, the company says.
Dropping the car is part of an overhaul of the SVT lineup. No SVT models, including the SVT F-150 Lightning and the SVT Mustang Cobra, will be produced for about 18 months starting in the spring.
Ford will still sell a performance Focus, called the Focus ST, a four-door sedan. That car will debut in the 2005 model year.