Test mule shows new front end
1 September 2009

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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1 September 2009

Well i hope the exterior follows some of the concept images you published a while back, there's nothing wrong with the present car other than age,but i does need to catch up on technology, stop/start, hybrid and low energy ancillarys etc.

Peter Cavellini.

1 September 2009

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.

1 September 2009

[quote AwakeSpectator]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.[/quote]

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

:o)

1 September 2009

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

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

???s?p???, s??ft?µa? ?t? Babelfish ??e? p??? ??a ?a apa?t?se? st?? ???.

If I want an autonomous car, I'll take a taxi.

1 September 2009

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

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