A fresh, new 'kinetic design' exterior, upgraded interior, new features and technologies, combined with outstanding environmental credentials and acclaimed driving dynamics

Production start

Ford's Saarlouis plant has commenced production of the facelifted 2008 Ford Focus for Europe. Something many Europeans will be happy to hear, and many American readers will once again cringe when they compare the award winning European version of the Focus against the American.

For 2008 Ford will be adding the Ford Focus ECOnetic to the line-up consisting of the Ambiente, Trend, Ghia, Titanium and ST models. Some of the new gadgets include Ford's Easyfuel system, start-stop button, tire deflation detection system, LED rear lamps, ESP as standard and state-of-the-art Ford PowerShift six-speed double-clutch transmission as an option.

“The 'C' car market is fiercely competitive and this dynamic new look incorporating our 'kinetic design' styling cues is aimed at keeping Focus at the top of its segment. A number of detail changes have been made to some models to deliver even better driveability and NVH performance.” said John Fleming, President and CEO, Ford of Europe.

2008 European Ford Focus: In Depth