It's a European design. Also it may get built here but it will not have a large domestic parts content.Is the 2012 Ford Focus being built in the U.S.? I sure hope so....go Domestics!
* Exciting new next-generation Ford Focus gears up for Paris launch of full production-ready range of bodystyles, displayed together for the first time
* Global reveal of new high-performance 250PS Focus ST for 2012 launch
* New Mondeo and C-MAX ranges on show
* Ford accelerates efforts to reduce CO2 emissions with high-efficiency ECOnetic technologies and Electrification feature displays
...for me, the lower-grille and tail-lights are way too "busy" and distracting.
lol I love the way they did the rear. The large glass just does it for me. I saw an all black one at a show with tint and it looked amazing. I imagine the interior hadn't been completely restored yet....I referred to my 1965 Plymouth "fastback" Barracuda as ¾'s of a station wagon!
That was something I could never get used to on a civic.I like it. Just seems strange that the parking brake lever is closer to the driver than the shifter.
I commute on an interstate where Ford quite often drives their latest (or soon to be released) vehicles. The other day a convoy of 6 Focus's (Foci?) sedan and hatchback, drove by and I liked the look of the side and back, but the huge "shark mouth" front grill seemed odd....for me, the lower-grille and tail-lights are way too "busy" and distracting.
I like it. It's the same way in my Civic. Flows well for when you need it IMO. I prefer it over the other side like in my G6. Never had any issues with it hitting my leg or anything like another poster had. But that comes with different heights and body types I imagine.The interior is nice looking. I like it. Just seems strange that the parking brake lever is closer to the driver than the shifter.
It's the European styling. Works well with younger audiences. Most of their compact hot-hatches are like that. I imagine it's to keep the aggressive styling in junction with their turbo RS model as well which has a good sized FMIC if I remember correctly....my first thought was "guppy mouth" grill, especially with that gold color (ha,ha)
...wife said: "...catfish mouth..."