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Old 08-23-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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It's About Time!

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Mulally makes it official: Next Focus and Fusion based on global platforms
Posted Aug 23rd 2007 2:29PM by John Neff
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Despite not being official, we've known for some time that Ford CEO Alan Mulally wants to increase the number of platforms shared by its U.S. and European divisions. It's something Ford fanboys have been demanding for some time, and yesterday Mulally officially confirmed that the next-gen Focus and Fusion would be global vehicles, sharing platforms with their counterparts across the pond. This will be in addition to the B-class car that's coming in the form of the new European Fiesta small car that will slot below the Focus in Ford's U.S. lineup.

The amount of overlap between Ford in the U.S. and Ford of Europe was one of the first things that surprised Mulally when he arrived at Ford exactly one year ago. He's quickly set about fixing the redundancy, but we won't likely see the fruits of his labor until 2010 or 2011 when the next Focus is expected to debut for both markets.

Ford execs have said that these cars will wear different styling and be tuned differently, but we've heard from inside the Blue Oval that a conflict between U.S. and Euro designers is growing, with the former group upset that its delicate balance of three-bar grilles will be upset by the Fiesta, and possibly other models, arriving with FoE's "Kinetic Design" theme.

[Source: Automotive News, sub. req'd]


-- I've been waiting for this information for a long ,long time. I'm sure most of you have been waiting as well. The only question still up in the air is WHEN? Maybe for 2010 / 2011 I would guess.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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awesome...that really is nice to hear, and yes...it'll most likely be 2010 before we see them here (which is good cause i'll be in the market for another car then).

but if they throw a damn 3bar grill on the next gen focus i'll go insane lol.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:54 PM   #3
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does anyone actually like the chrome grills on ford's current lineup?
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i hope my feeling change about ford by the time all this comes about...but right now im still leavin
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I like the way the 3bar grill looks on the fusion but seing it on a focus?? that might not be so hot. Hopefully the design teams dont kill each other before this actually happens, it would be nice to see some more european focus design over here.
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Europe is about to get shitty cars
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somehow i still see us getting short changed, hope i am wrong
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haha

Exactly what i thought.
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HAHAHA I could see that happening. Giving them are design rather than bringing theres here. Now they will know our pain. lol
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Frankly, if Ford DOESN'T do a complete , modern, state-of-the art NEW Focus they're going to be S-O-L. Saturn's about to leave the gate with the new Astra, direct from Europe, and it has been VERY well-receoved over there.
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