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Old 09-15-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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All new 2011 Ford Focus to debut at Detroit Auto Show

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Ford C-Max - Click above for high-res image gallery

The wait for an all-new Ford Focus in North America will soon be over as Ford has announced that it will debut the car at the Detroit Auto Show in January. The Detroit festivities will mark the global debut of the new global Focus that will be sold here, Europe and the rest of the world.

The Ford Focus shares its platform with the C-Max and Grand C-Max that are debuting in Frankfurt this week. North American hatchback fans will be happy hear that the five-door form factor is returning alongside the four-door sedan. Initially, we won't be getting a three-door hatch, but it's a start. The overall look will be very similar to what we see in the C-Max twins, especially at the front and along the sides.

The new Focuses for North America will be built at two U.S. assembly plants in Michigan and will go on sale about a year from now. Ford isn't announcing its powertrain plans yet, but the 1.6-liter EcoBoost will likely find a home in these cars before long.

Check out the latest edition of the Autoblog Podcast as Ford's Mark Schirmer and Mark Kaufman join us to discuss the new C-Max, EcoBoost and the rest of the C-Segment vehicles.


Gallery: Frankfurt 2009: Ford C-Max



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Old 09-15-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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Can't wait to be in line at Cobo on day one...
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It would look so much better with two less doors.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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im not thrilled with the looks of the c-max to be honest...unless a sweet looking st/svt/rs version comes out looks like ill be going with a volvo c30 t5 r
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Euro Focus RS = HOTT
The new C-Max = totally NOT
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The C-Max will definitely have the most conservative design out of all the new Fords that are getting this new design. The Focus, I'm sure will look slightly different, but those subtle changes will make it much more aggressive looking.

The interior on the C-Max looks sick, finally we are back to that abstract uneven styling the was great in the old focus....b/c square a/c vents are...well square.
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Id be happy with ANYTHING that looks better than the current Focus.
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its ok, it looks too small and stubby
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its ok, it looks too small and stubby
That's the C-Max, the Focus has not been seen yet
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