Published on November 20th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ford Focus, sold in more than 140 countries and growing
This new Ford Focus elevates the world’s best-selling nameplate with a bolder, more emotive exterior design, a finely crafted, intuitive new interior, a suite of life-enhancing new technologies and major fuel economy improvements.
The new Focus takes the model’s acclaimed fun-to-drive DNA up a level with enhanced handling and steering. Ford engineers have delivered a more solid, responsive and connected-to-the-road feel by increasing the structural stiffness at the front, revising the suspension geometry, increasing lateral stiffness of “steering-relevant” suspension bushes, retuning the shock absorbers and incorporating a new Electronic Stability Programme. The Electric Power Assist Steering also has been retuned to make the driver feel even more connected to the road.
To meet growing customer demand for the Ford Focus, which is sold in more than 140 markets, Ford ramped up capacity worldwide to build the car in 8 plants on 4 continents. Factories in Germany, U.S., Russia, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and Argentina have a combined capacity to produce more than 1.5 million Focus vehicles annually at a rate of more than 2 vehicles per minute. In Europe, Ford builds a new Focus every 90 seconds.