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Old 11-09-2018, 03:07 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Livens View Post
The new Ford Focus, MK4?, will be available in the US next year. The transmission options are a 6 speed manual or an 8 speed automatic:

https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...connected.html

"The all-new Focus goes on sale in Europe and China this year and North America in the second half of 2019."

Not in this article, but I read another that mentioned that the 8 speed auto will have a radio dial shifter and they had an image of it. Not a fan of those.
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Originally Posted by demaille View Post
I wish you were correct about this but the date of that article is April 2018 and much more recently Ford announced the end of new Focus availability in the USA. This decision was precipitated by the new tariffs as well as their mission to phase out 'traditional' autos in favor of SUVs and the like. But they also stated that even if the tariff situation improved, the decision is final.
Yeah...there will be no MK4 in the foreseeable future. Got my hopes up and everything!
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