Monday August 8th, 2011 14:06 Ford Set to Unveil Five New Models at Frankfurt Motor Show

The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is shaping up nicely if you are a Ford enthusiast, as the Blue Oval are readying plans to launch an impressive five new models at the show. Visitors to the Ford stand at the motor show will also be able to see some of these new models in action, as the famous car manufacturer’s stand includes a 2,800m2 track.

Amongst the new models on display in Frankfurt will be an all-new design concept car that will showcase Ford’s future styling direction. Although this concept car will not hit the road until 2014, it will apparently reveal the company’s latest family-look. According to a Ford spokesperson, this concept car is “seventy to eighty percent confirmed for production” and displaying it at the Frankfurt Motor Show will afford the company an “opportunity to take customer feedback on board before finalising the design.”

In addition to the concept car, Ford will be showcasing two new performance versions of the popular Focus and Fiesta models in Frankfurt. The Focus ST is fitted with a new fuel efficient 2.0-litre direct injection engine, and is capable of producing around 247bhp. This should enable it to reach a top speed of around 155mph, while also allowing it to reach 62mph from a standing start in under six seconds.

The Focus ST will be joined at the Frankfurt Motor Show by the Fiesta ST, the B-MAX and the Ford Ranger pick-up. The new Fiesta model will feature a 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine capable of producing around 200bhp.

The Frankfurt Motor Show runs from the 13th of September until the 25th of September, and is open to the public from the 15th.

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Tuesday January 18th, 2011 21:57 The New Ford Focus Coupe

Ford Focus coupe 2012

Ford Focus coupe 2012

A new and dynamic Ford Focus Coupe will arrive in 2012. This Ford Focus is modelled after the Focus MK III and will take the place of the departing three-door hatch. This automobile, released by Blue Oval, is reportedly going to debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

There is a possibility that if the Ford Focus Coupe makes its way to assembly, that consumers will be able to purchase one. A source says that designers have spent much of this year exploring the concept of the Ford Focus Coupe. The Ford Focus gets its modification from the Focus ST. However, the form is stretched and widened; therefore, it is long and low. At the front of the vehicle, there is a wide grill; at the back, there is a sharp sloping screen.

This car and will sits on the expansion of the ST’s front-wheel-drive frame and will share the identical traction-boost vectoring system, yet it has a broader track to help stability. Because of a mixture of intake and exhaust tuning that offers a gentle note on small throttle openings and a noise at piercing revs, the car will emit and electrifying sound. Speculation is that the Ford Focus will use a commanding 2.0 litre Ecoboost four-cylinder engine with 247 horsepower. As a result, the car will go from 0 to 60 mph in six seconds and have a top speed of 155 mph. It will have diesel engines and lower-powered petrol. This new Ford will be a very vibrant and exhilarating vehicle.

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Tuesday November 23rd, 2010 12:38 Gurus unite…tech-laden Focus speaks to you

The all-new 2012 Ford Focus Sedan

Gurus will love the new Focus' technology.

The 2012 Ford Focus: Official car of the 2011 International CES
The hits keep coming for Ford as the new 2012 Focus has been named the official car of the 2011 International CES.

After a successful introduction of the all new Focus and a great showing at the LA Auto Show, Ford can now focus on the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Ford is looking to showcase the high tech features of the Focus to visiting tech gurus and enthusiasts. And it being named the official car will help Ford accomplish their goal.

Ford hopes to attract techie attention with features such as Ford SYNC, MyFord Touch, HD Radio and in-car WiFi. The auto maker likes to hold the Focus’ electronic features up as an example to other cars, explaining that the technology in their new compact is usually only found in larger, more expensive cars.

“Customers want smaller cars with outstanding fuel economy, but without sacrificing any of the style, technology, connectivity and driving quality they demand from larger vehicles,” said Ken Czubay, vice president of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service at Ford Motor Company. “With the all-new Focus leading the pack, our next-generation of smaller cars and utilities will prove that Ford is ready to meet that challenge.”

Ford is laying down the gauntlet. Why not build a car that is not only efficient but serves as the technology hub drivers want? Say what you want about distracted driving, car buyers are becoming more demanding of technology and want vehicles to play a role in their connectivity. Whether it’s simply connecting their MP3 player to the cars audio system to syncing their smart phone via Bluetooth, consumers want to know the car they’re buying is capable of what they want.

If you haven’t already, make your reservations now. The CES takes place January 6th through the 9th.

Ford’s press release follows after the break.

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