2010 Detroit Auto Show
In short, the answer is yes, but that spurs on another question, “Why?” Ford has carefully taken steps over the last couple of years to positioned itself with forward thinking designs and they started to move their vehicles over to a global platform (also not without controversy). They also have started to raise the value of their vehicles without raising the entry-level price by adding options not normally found in competitors’ cars. The same will be true for the 2012 Ford Focus, which can be optioned out with MyFord (Ford’s iPod like all-new entertainment system), rain-sensing windshield, back-up camera, Hill-Start Assist and self-parking feature.
Bottom line—the 2012 Ford Focus embodies the future of the American car and I think American’s will embrace it. It is hard to ask for more than the ability to get out-of-class luxury options, 155 hp four-cylinder engine, optional dual-clutch transmission and an expected EPA highway rating near 40 mpg. With the kind of offerings Ford is bringing to the table, it wouldn’t surprise me if we see another shift in number one car company title.
Be sure to check out the full gallery of 2012 Ford Focus photos here.