eventually was WOW'ed by the arrival of the global Focus to the U.S
UNTIL I sat it one and found the interior STUPIDLY cramped (find the Fiesta more comfortable!)
to this date, you're the only person I know who thinks the cramped Fiesta is more comfortable than the roomier Focus.
Aside from the seat cushion and seating position, its legroom and shoulder room is also a deciding factor for me when it comes to comfort.
Reposting this again...
-Matt Watson of Carwow is 5ft10.5
Yes, I've confirmed this several times at Ford, the Fiesta really has a smaller interior and proportionally shorter rear seat cushions.
The Fiesta will always be one of my options in the future, now that Ford stopped selling the manual transmission Focus models in South East Asia. I know for sure one of the things i'll be giving up is rear passenger space and cargo space.
Just wonder if this new design language, with the lower longer hood, has anything to do with giving Ford vehicles more of a RWD design, while still offering FWD and AWD drivetrain options.
Ford hasn't gone as far as Volvo by making its FWD car look like a legit RWD design with a big gap between the front doors and wheel-arch.
What Ford did was just move the A-pillars backwards like on the new Civic, it still looks FWD.
Why the change? I guess the Minivan wedge look is out of fashion for cars.
Now I am really stretching here. With the idea that Taurus is not coming to NA, what if next gen Fusion/Mondeo grows slightly to fill that large car space in NA
The new Chinese Taurus is technically a LWB Fusion/Mondeo reskinned so it doesn't look like a stretched mid-size car.
Making the next Fusion/Mondeo a bit bigger might make it too large for other global markets and this would push it to close to the Chinese Taurus in China making it redundant.