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Old 03-30-2011, 12:49 AM   #31
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Thanks for all the fantastic headlamp pictures in this thread everyone. At first, swapping out the N.A. headlights for the UK ones was going to be my main alteration. But after looking at the comparison of Titanium trim headlights, I'm really liking the black surrounds we get over here in N.A. The LEDs would be nice, and it would be great to get rid of that yellow indicator lens, but I don't know if I'd sacrifice the black surrounds for them now.

I'm sure that there will be a ton of third party companies that will manufacture lights for the new focus, just as they have been doing for the older models. After a few years, I wouldn't be surprised if the market was flooded with "eurospec" headlights for the 2012, with all types of styles and color temperatures. Of course, they may not be as nice as OEM parts from the UK.

I bet at least a few buyers in the UK are wishing for the black surrounds on the Titanium. The grass is always greener ey?

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:20 AM   #32
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Thanks for all the fantastic headlamp pictures in this thread everyone. At first, swapping out the N.A. headlights for the UK ones was going to be my main alteration. But after looking at the comparison of Titanium trim headlights, I'm really liking the black surrounds we get over here in N.A. The LEDs would be nice, and it would be great to get rid of that yellow indicator lens, but I don't know if I'd sacrifice the black surrounds for them now.

I bet at least a few buyers in the UK are wishing for the black surrounds on the Titanium. The grass is always greener ey?

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Welcome for the images.
The black headlight bezels are standard on UK Zetec & Titanium spec. The HID and LED headlight brows are standard on the UK & Euro spec Titanium X spec.
In other Euro markets the UK Zetec is called Trend and Trend Plus, the Zetec and Trend Plus is equal to North American SE with Sport Package or at least very close as far as appearance and features.
The Trend Plus has the black headlight bezels as standard.

I write both UK and Euro spec for the same reason I write North American when I am writing about the USA and Canada, if you get my drift.

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:35 AM   #33
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Them and the LED tail lamps that are part of the package
Are the tail lamp LED's over there just the bulb, or the whole unit? i.e. LED tail lights such as a Nissan Murano, or just an LED lightbulb such as the Malibu?
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Thanks for all the fantastic headlamp pictures in this thread everyone. At first, swapping out the N.A. headlights for the UK ones was going to be my main alteration. But after looking at the comparison of Titanium trim headlights, I'm really liking the black surrounds we get over here in N.A. The LEDs would be nice, and it would be great to get rid of that yellow indicator lens, but I don't know if I'd sacrifice the black surrounds for them now.

I'm sure that there will be a ton of third party companies that will manufacture lights for the new focus, just as they have been doing for the older models. After a few years, I wouldn't be surprised if the market was flooded with "eurospec" headlights for the 2012, with all types of styles and color temperatures. Of course, they may not be as nice as OEM parts from the UK.

I bet at least a few buyers in the UK are wishing for the black surrounds on the Titanium. The grass is always greener ey?

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The HID headlamps with eyebrows are available on the UK Titanium in black housing although they still do have amber.

DO NOT put garbage eBay headlamps on your car like so many members do. These "third party" lights are unbelievably ugly and are just money-making prospects with no respect for design or quality. In order to appeal to certain types of people, they just throw a whole bunch of LEDs, projectors, and angel eyes into a housing that fits the car and call it JDM or something. Just compare the factory black-housing 09-11 headlamp with the eBay version for an example.

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Are the tail lamp LED's over there just the bulb, or the whole unit? i.e. LED tail lights such as a Nissan Murano, or just an LED lightbulb such as the Malibu?
From what I've seen and heard its the whole light however its nicely diffused by the lens. I only saw it once briefly in a YouTube video highlighting the features of the eurospec model so I can't be for certain.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:26 AM   #35
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Not a fan of the LED running lights but the projectors look good.
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I am willing to bet the st will include the led/Hid headlamps as it will really help the car stand out. I also think this is where the black housing/black tint version will come in. For any of you who want the hid headlamps for the 2012 I am sure you will be able to buy them through ford parts uk but as everyone is saying expect to pay around $1,000. Me personally, I wouldn't buy a new car today without that option.
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I wish the HIDs and LEDs were an option, I probably would have paid pay about $1k to add it on. I have a feeling that adding it using Euro OEM parts would probably get even more expensive. However, I really like the black brow on the US Titanium models. The all-chrome HIDs really don't look so great IMO.

Projectors on mainstream cars are quite rare, the marketing data must show that US buyers in general just don't care very much.

Besides, we can always just stick HID drop-in kits straight into our stock reflectors and get that suweet jdm look yo!!!
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The HIDs are available in Europe in black housing form as well.
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The HIDs are available in Europe in black housing form as well.
Those would be nice. Don't think I've seen any pics though, just the ones they teased the US with on the concepts.
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