This year has been full of excitement for Ford, especially with the much-anticipated launch of the 2011 Ford Fiesta. Quite a car it is too, but now we are setting our sights on the Fiesta’s next of kin, the 2012 Ford Focus. According to the press release from Ford, the all-new for 2012 Ford Focus will be quite the car as well boasting “high-tech” features and fuel efficiency. There is one thing for sure, this isn’t the Ford Focus you are used to; it has been upgraded and gone global.
Speaking of being global, the 2012 Ford Focus is the direct result of a global product development program—a program that has a goal of bringing the best engineers and technology from around the world together to make the best products possible. “The new Ford Focus is a clear demonstration that our One Ford strategy is providing global consumers with great products that harness the best of Ford Motor Company,” said Alan Mulally, Ford’s president and CEO. “The efficiencies generated by our new global C-car platform will enable us to provide Ford Focus customers with an affordable product offering quality, fuel efficiency, safety and technology beyond their expectations.”
Ford certainly has made lemonade out of what has been called one of the worst automotive markets in decades. So what kind of lemonade can you expect from the 2012 Ford Focus? Try a new 2.0-liter gasoline engine that is targeted to get 40 mpg on the highway in the North American market. The Focus will also offer a dual-clutch automatic gearbox—a gearbox that they say will reduce fuel consumption by up to nine percent compared to conventional transmissions. On a technology front, the Focus will have Ford SYNC®, MyFord Touch™, in-car Wi-Fi capability, active park assist and rear view camera. Sounds pretty enticing. Stay tuned for more information and first drives right here at AllSmallCars.com.