Monday, January 10, 2011

Fact 1: All you need to know about the Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is a compact car introduced to North America in 1999 for model year 2000, now in its second generation.

The North American version of Focus will be discontinued after the 2011 model year. It will be replaced by the global Mk3 model, which will be launched worldwide in May 2011.

Ford began marketing the Focus in October 1999 for model year 2000 initially as 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan and 5-door wagon — with a 5-door hatchback debuting for model year 2002 model at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.[4] The Focus became one of the ten best selling cars in America shortly after its introduction.

Since its launch in 1998, the first generation Focus has won over 60 awards including 13 Car of the Year awards in both Europe and North America, and more recently, the best family car ever (Autocar UK 2003). In 2000, the Focus won Automobile magazine’s Automobile of the Year and MotorWeek’s Best Small Car.

The Focus placed on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for five consecutive years between 2000 and 2004.

2009 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Crash Test Ratings (sedan):
  • Frontal Driver: 4/5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4/5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5/5 stars
  • Side Rear Passenger: 4/5 stars
Calendar Year American sales
1999[64] 55,846
2000 286,166
2001 -
2002[65] 243,199
2003 229,353
2004[66] 208,339
2005 184,825
2006[67] 177,006
2007 173,213
2008[68] 195,823
2009[69] 160,433
2010[70] 172,421
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    1. I like this dude. Ford's are great.

    2. my friend has a manual for focus, makes the ride so fun