Beginning late next year, the compact Focus loses its second-class status in North America, where it wasn't given the updates of its European counterpart, and becomes a world car. The Focus platform will be used as the foundation for five unique vehicles being developed for sale here and in Europe.
Look for more exciting styling than with the current model. Big question: Will American buyers pay more for a smaller car? (Shown: 2009 Focus.)
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