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Old 03-06-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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Is this Kona Blue on this 12' Hatch?

Hey guys,

I was just wondering if this was the Kona Blue we'd be getting here in NA or if it was a sample colour that can only be purchased across the pond.

I've seen a chart of Focus colours in Europe and there are a lot of nice colours we will not be seeing.







If this is Kona Blue, It is very tempting...


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Looks like it to me, it has metallic in it and changes color from deep blue to purple depending on lighting conditions.
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I would say yes. I ordered the blue candy but I did see an Explorer in the show room that was Kona blue and looked nice.
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Looks like it to me, it has metallic in it and changes color from deep blue to purple depending on lighting conditions.
That's what I was thinking. I saw a colour on the Euro chart called Moonlight or something and I thought it might have been that.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:20 AM   #5
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Some sneaky photoshopping haha

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Yup, it's definitely Kona Blue. These pics come from Car and Driver's specifically named "U.S. Spec First Drive". These pics helped me decide to order the Kona Blue 5-door actually.

Don't know if you know where those pics came from, but there's more here: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t_drive_review

Probably my favorite pic:


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It's gorgeous. It looks very similar to my old Twilight Blue ZX3. I loved the color but it was such a pain to keep clean. Nowadays I prefer gray more since they hide dust and scratches much easier. It also doesn't seem to draw much attention to cops. :-)
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Yes, that is Kona blue. I believe the Euro name is Ink blue. Can't wait, another month or so to wait!!!
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Dark blue cars tend to get hit more- that's what an insurance agent told me. Not my insurance agent though. On that note, I've had my Sonic blue 05 for 6 years now, and nobody has hit me. I've had a few try, but no winners.

From what he said, it was something about the color- that even black cars tend to stick out more than dark blue. That's a nice looking color though.
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