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Chief programme engineer for the new Ford Focus quits Ford to join yacht maker

The chief programme engineer for Ford’s all-new Focus has quit.

Jens Ludmann, who has worked at Ford for 10 years, is leaving the company to lead German luxury yacht maker Bavaria Yachtbau.

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The new Focus is the first model to be developed under CEO Alan Mulally’s ‘One Ford’ strategy; it will be the firm’s first truly global car, spawning 10 variants from electric cars and MPVs to a third-generation Focus RS.

Ludmann has previously overseen development of the Ford S-Max from concept to launch and the current generation Ford Mondeo.

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The new Focus will be sold in 122 countries and has the potential to become one of the biggest-selling Fords in history when production starts next year.

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feckin maso 14 July 2010

Re: Ford Focus chief quits

why do they keep telling us every new model is going to be the first world car, I can remember them doing this as far back as the mk3 escort, its even why the Mondeo is so named

as for how this look it just follows the pattern, design something sharp looking like the mk1 and then over each generation bloat it out

Uncle Mellow 12 July 2010

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PRODIGY wrote:
Personally I think the current European Focus mk2.5 looks very very smart

I agree , by Ford standards it is wonderfull. The Mk3 Focus looks like an overblown Fiesta.

PRODIGY 12 July 2010

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Couldn't agree more DT :)