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as sorta usual with far-out euro renderings, I'm sticking this in the Tavern ;)

via CosworthKid @ CSS

AutoBild - der NEU Focus (itty-bitty pic on upper right corner)

that's ^ the latest issue so nothing but the cover in online yet (afaik)
however
CSS member, silver-arrow provided a larger image. re-




unlike many knowledgeable carguys at CSS, I think it's "interesting" and maybe SOME of that front might not be ALL wrong...
imho Kinetic has NO front styling to speak of - can't say that about this :D
 

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Great find 2b2 thanks for posting. I don't think it looks bad but I can't say as it looks really good either.

I think the overall car looks great but I don't believe this is actually what the front end will look like or at least I hope it won't look like this. The grille kind of reminds me of the PT Cruiser which is not a good thing.
 

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that is a great design - of course it is all pure fantasy, but a great idea from Autobild. It is edgy, yet it carries some ofthe themes of both RWB and Kinetic languages ... and I love the little stepped in grille with the logo on it ..

it is a LITTLE reminisgent of the current utgoing VW grille, but I guess that is OK .. it is different enough - and more importantly - HAS NO CHROME .. finally..

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imho Kinetic has NO front styling to speak of - can't say that about this :D
You need to see the new Fiesta,Focus,Kuga or Mondeo approaching in your rearview mirror, all are quite distinctive. IMHO one needs to see all the small detail that has been designed into the front of these new EU Fords to really appreciate them.

I agree this front end could be close to what Ford America will see in the next Focus.
 

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you're right, MKII
I've still got the un-facelifted versions stuck in my head & forget that the Fiesta-face is technically Kinetic
tho
kinda wonder if they've really settled-on that/incorporated it into the K.DNA...
I get more than a touch of "Aussie accent" from it & prefer a lot of the FG-Falcon facial-features un-euro-ized
 

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ReRe: C2 Focus rendering - CarPoint.com.AU

Update or ReRun???
Is this Australia's Ford Focus? - CarPoint.com.AU
words - Stephen Ottley / Published - Monday, 2 March 2009
Ford boss confident new locally made Focus will appeal despite our polarising sneak peak

This could be the face of the Ford Focus that begins rolling off the Broadmeadows production line in 2011. The Carsales Network obtained this computer generation illustration of the car from our European agency Carparazzi and it suggests the new car's styling could split opinion.

Ford Australia President Marin Burela promised the new Focus would be a bold design but one that appeals to small-car hungry buyers. But he didn't comment on the accuracy of our illustration after we showed it to him at the opening of last week's Melbourne International Motor Show. He claims design work is still being carried out on the car at Ford's design headquarters.

"Obviously the design of the new Focus is very much taking place right now so there is no final design execution yet, that is taking place in Colonge [Germany] and the vehicle will be a global vehicle," Burela says. "Australia is inputting into the process in the way we need to. In terms of is this [illustration] the way the car is going to look? I can't say that because all I can say to you is this; just go back and look at all the things you've seen in the past about different cars and what you finally get out as a production car and what you saw running around as a test car are usually two different things."

Whatever the final design, Burela is confident the company can produce an appealing car and one that pushes the boundaries like the original Focus did when it was launched in 1998. According to Burela the interest of the car buying public is moving faster than ever before and that requires companies to push the limits further than before.
"When we started off with Fiesta, I led the global program with Fiesta, and when we started that journey it was very polarising. What do you think of it now?" he says. "I think one of the things we all learnt at Ford is moving quicker in terms of people's choices, desires, needs and wants than they have ever historically moved in the automotive industry. I think you have to be really out there. I think you have to be fresh, you have to be innovative and you have to be bold. Fiesta is a great example of that. When we came out with the Focus that was extremely bold, but once again, it was an incredible hit. It won everywhere it went."

The Focus represents a huge step in the future of Ford Australia. The next generation car will be built alongside the Falcon at the company's Broadmeadows base from 2011. While the last 'bold' car to be built at the factory was the controversial AU Falcon, Burela is adamant the new Focus won't be polarising by the time it launches locally, roughly two years from now.

"I can't comment on some of the things that happened in history," he says. "All I can say to you is that we're very, very comfortable and very confident that our design leadership, plans and things we're executing will continue to put us in a leadership position from a design perspective. And you can see that in our products; Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo they are all class-leading design cars and that's not going to change."​
 

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The grille is the best part of this car.Is some like the Audi grille, but the rare location of the Ford logo, and the strange profile of the upper side, give it a bold and strong identity. Is polarizing, and Ford need desperately a polarizing and very bold new Focus. This grille and the strange hard line and profile of the C and D pillars and the 3rd window put this car ahead and apart of all others C-cars in the market. The rest of the car is banal and neutral

Ford: keep that grille and put it in others Fords of the future!
 

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Re: C3 Focus rendering - AutoBild.de

I *really* wanted to make a new thread for this rendering cuz it's so pretty
but
web-mag renderings don't have a good enough track record imho
so

from [size=4][b]www.AutoBild.de[/b][/size]
actually couldn't locate it there...
...found via VinceBurlapp & CarSpyShots
 

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Re: another C3 Focus rendering

turns out the site that has the Volvo V30 rendering also has...

New Ford Focus will arrive in 2010 - NewEmotion.it

Next-generation, European Ford Focus and Fiesta small cars to begin production in North America in 2010, as Ford confirms it is revising its product plan to add more small cars, crossovers and fuel-efficient powertrains, including many from Ford's acclaimed European lineup.

The new Focus will be common with Europe, South America and Asia Pacific and represent the next generation of today's successful European Focus. Excellent fuel economy will be achieved through new highly efficient direct- injection engine technology and a new advanced six-speed transmission.

The new Focus and Fiesta - as well as other small cars and crossovers from Europe - will be part of an unprecedented period of new Ford product introductions that has only just begun in North America. The new Ford Flex crossover and Lincoln MKS sedan went on sale this month, and the new F-150 goes on sale in late fall. New versions of the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ mid-size cars debut late this year, as do all-new hybrid versions of the Fusion and Milan.

By the end of this year, 70 percent of all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products by volume in North America will be new or significantly upgraded compared with the 2006 models. By the end of 2010, 100 percent of the product lineup will be new, including in 2009 the next-generation Mustang, new fuel- saving EcoBoost engines and new European Transit Connect.

 
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