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Test mule shows new front end

This is a development mule for the next-generation Ford Focus, which is scheduled to go on sale in 2011.

Although much of the car is the current Focus, development work on this mule is focusing on the front end, and particularly the disguised front bumper and grille, both of which are new parts.

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It is believed that this shows a possible design direction for the new car, and that the engineers are assessing under-bonnet cooling as a result of a new engine position and front-end layout.

The overall styling direction for the next Focus will be taken from the Ford Iosis Max concept car, which was unveiled in Geneva this year as a preview for both the next C-Max and Focus.

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LairdDrambeg 1 September 2009

Re: Next Ford Focus spied testing

Hmmm, are we sure that Mr. Bangle "left to pursue other design opportunities outside the car industry"?

Zeddy 1 September 2009

Re: Next Ford Focus spied testing

Personally, I think Babelfish has a hell of a lot to answer for.

Persoonlijk, denk ik Babelfish een om heeft te antwoorden voor.

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catnip 1 September 2009

Re: Next Ford Focus spied testing

AwakeSpectator wrote:
People at Ford would still like the drivers of this vehicle to let the God know which direction they are about to move in; of course, based on the part which has not been mentioned as the center of attention in this design study.

Is this one of those things you have to read backwards for it to make sense...?