Geneva 2015: Facelifted Ford Focus

geneva 2015 facelifted ford focus

Making its first appearance at Geneva is the facelifted Ford Focus, which gets the corporate schnoz, as well as the 1.0L Ecoboost three-cylinder for the North American market.

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  • Jdmcomp Jdmcomp on Mar 06, 2014

    Loss of identity will hurt Focus sales. Need to keep the car identifiable at any distance. No one wants to drive mommys car. Harks back to the 50's designs when all cars looked alike except for size. No, no, no. (except for the sedan version which is wasted anyway).

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    • VCplayer VCplayer on Mar 06, 2014

      The grill is the same but the gait, length, and form are very different. I can't imagine most people mixing the two up. The hood profile especially looks nothing like the Fusion.

  • Motormouth Motormouth on Mar 07, 2014

    Don't like it. Haven't liked the Focus since the second-gen. Ford's small car design lost its way after the original 'New Edge' phase supported the success of the 1st gen Ka, Fiesta, Focus, etc. They've been tweaking the design ever since and it's just getting worse and worse. Like an artist that doesn't know when to stop messing with a painting, a once interesting picture has been turned muddy (the same thing is happening with the first-to-second gen Euro Honda Civic hatch). It's time Ford to stop softening curves on a design that requires hard edges, get a blank sheet of paper and start fresh.

  • FreedMike Kudos to Chris for making an uninteresting car interesting to read about.
  • FreedMike Alfa had its’ shot in this market, and it didn’t work out. Of course, based on Alfa’s horrid history of reliability record, scathing quality related reports like this one certainly didn’t help. Yes, the base models weren’t that bad, but this kind of atrocious press was the worst possible thing for a brand that got drummed out of this market over quality issues. Besides, Dodge is a LOT more viable in this market than Alfa Romeo. Let the Europeans have Alfas.
  • Dukeisduke That charging station in the picture looks like it's nailed to the back of an old utility pole and weather beaten chest of drawers. Lol, WTH?
  • Dukeisduke Corey, do you have links for some of those ads? I'd like to be able to zoom in on them.
  • Dukeisduke A free Model T Touring Car? Heck, I'd take one of those, even today. The ABC radio news ad has a few names I recognize - columnist Walter Winchell (he later narrated TV's "The Untouchables"), Drew Pearson, who was an accomplished journalist and writer, Dorothy Kilgallen, a columnist who later appeared on game shows in the '50s, like "What's My Line?", and Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons.