Talk:Ford Focus (international)

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Links[edit]

Proposing to add FordWiki - FordWiki.co.uk as a link. It's an informative wiki for maintaining the Focus. --Monkeyra (talk) 12:57, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Infobox Section[edit]

In what market is the Focus sold as a Mazda? IFHP (talk) 07:21, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

I've googled around a bit and I can't seem to find any info at all recording a "Mazda Focus"... so the question is well worth asking, where is the Focus sold as a Mazda? and when? proof and pictures? Zyxi (talk) 11:51, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Someone told me that American Focus is a completely different car than the European version. If so, there are some ambiguous statements in the article. Can anyone confirm the cars are dramatically different? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.147.243.21 (talk) 22:04, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Mazda does not sell the Focus under Mazda name in any coutry. Current North American Focus is based on the 1st gen Europe Focus (C170), on which several modifications have been brought over the years. Current Europe Focus is the Mk2 (C307), totally different car (different platform). Therefore North American Focus and Europe Focus are totally different cars. 81.173.228.73 (talk) 19:48, 27 September 2009 (UTC) Florian Bonnet

Infobox Automobile Section[edit]

In the body style section of this infobox the names sedan, and station wagon are used. Are these actually the international terms or are they American? In the UK it would be 4-Door Saloon and 5-Door Estate. Which terms are the most International as opposed to American or British? Thelight1 15:16, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

I also propose removing Orion from the Predecessor section. As far as I am aware, the Orion was not made in the shape of the last revision of the Escort (at least in England) and so is not really a direct predecessor. Thelight1 15:25, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Sedan and Station are no longer mentioned in the International article as i'm sure Saloon and Estate are not mentioned in the North American article. No point wording both articles for the same market if the rest of the world doesn't recognise those body styles. Jenova20 (talk) 10:02, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Second generation photo[edit]

Nice though the ST and equivalents are, I think the photo in the infobox should be of a more "normal" Focus Mk 2, to avoid giving the impression that all of them look like this! Halsteadk 00:13, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Trim Levels[edit]

Is it really necessary to list all the trim levels? For example, for the Mk2, it even admits that it's only for the UK, and that whilst some markets are based on the UK system, some are not at all. Given that trim levels vary between all markets anyway, added to the fact that the facelift is going to realign all the trims anyway, I'd propose just getting rid of this section. Walter88 16:24, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Definitely an ST analysis and an RS analysis are to be considered 155.207.245.23 (talk) 19:36, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Engines[edit]

The 2,5 litre straight 5 is not a duratec engine, its a Volvo engine --Dahlis (talk) 22:58, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

It is badged Duratec by ford. -- 12 May 2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.71.149.98 (talk) 03:57, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

RS[edit]

The Focus RS has plenty written on it already, and there is yet more that could be said about this magnificent car. And since there is also going to be a Mk II version bearing the same badge I think that it's time that an article for the Focus RS was created, which I will do when I get round to it. I'll use most of the written stuff here and then shave them to reflect the fact that there is a main article elsewhere. Chaparral2J (talk) 01:11, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Okay, Ford Focus RS is now finished. Chaparral2J (talk) 19:35, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Production years[edit]

The production years in this page are wrong. The Focus Mk1 was produced between 1998 and 2004 (not 2001) and the mk2 2004 - prezent (not 2001 - 2004). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Toxicristi (talkcontribs) 12:25, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Additional Information[edit]

The article could do with a reference to the factory-installed "bi-fuel" (petrol/LPG) variants which were manufactured and sold in small numbers at various times. I'm not certain when and how many, but they were certainly on sale for the 2003 post-face-lift Mk1s. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 20.133.0.13 (talk) 12:46, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Where is Focus designed?[edit]

Which branch and location of Ford was responsible for the design and development of Focus? My Ford dealer says it's German. --HelgeStenstrom (talk) 21:02, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes, Germany is the centre of design for all Ford of Europe vehicle design. Some engine design is done in the UK, and they may do Transit, but I think even that is mostly German by now (certainly the chassis is). Most manufacturing countries will have localisation/sourcing/liason sections as well, but they don't do any fundamental design work. Greg Locock (talk) 23:54, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Germany, of course. But a wide array of diesel engines come from PSA (french designs). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.158.237.72 (talk) 08:38, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Merger[edit]

Since the first and third generations are the same worldwide, then shouldn't the North American article and the International article be merged? The Focuses are only significantly different during the second generation. Sbrianhicks (talk) 23:09, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

I was thinking that but they are too large. I think we need a new article at Ford Focus about the MK3 onwards, and retain the seperate articles talking about the previous versions. I propose splitting off the MK3 section of this article. --Pontificalibus (talk) 12:38, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Ford Focus BEV[edit]

Should we have a separate article for the production model, and leave the BEV prototype article as is?(mercurywoodrose)76.234.123.226 (talk) 05:47, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

more details[edit]

How about we make 4 pages! Focus MkI worldwide Focus MkII worldwide Focus MkII North America Focus MkIII worldwide

so we could make more details, like engines, transmission, critical opinion from australia, usa, europe, south america etc. and for example MkIII we could say which engine is for which market and Powershift transmission in USA is dry clutch and in EU is wet chlutch, at least for fiesta, what I mean we could split each generation and make every article bigger! More details like engine weight, oil recomended, every possible info about focus!

what do you think? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Z interactive (talkcontribs) 14:48, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Decontent is not an English word, and infotainment is misused.[edit]

The section Mk 3 (2011—Present) contains the following:

This new generation of Focus incorporates a redesigned cabin with improved materials, and new infotainment technologies that help to differentiate it from recently decontented competitors such as the Mk VI Volkswagen Jetta. Following the industry trend towards decontenting, the Focus sedan will ditch its space-saving gas strut trunk hinges for cheaper, intrusive gooseneck hinges.

Although the meaning is fairly clear from the context, decontent (decontented, decontenting) is not currently a word in the English language.

Also, the word infotainment is misused here. The word means television (or similar online) programming that tries to be both informative and entertaining, which is not relevant to any technology used in an automobile. I assume the intended meaning here is the electronic systems that provide entertainment and information about the car's status, so although it sounds right, infotainment is the wrong word to use here.

These sentences should be rewritten using standard English vocabulary. I have already changed ditch (used as a verb) to replace, but I don't have time to make the other corrections right now.--Jim10701 (talk) 21:28, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm not very fond of "infotainment" myself, so I won't argue in its favor. However, "decontent" is in fairly common usage in the states at least and provides a succinct way of bringing this point across. I don't see an issue with it (and I'm a prescriptionist).  ⊂| Mr.choppers |⊃  (talk) 06:09, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
I'm years late with this reply, but a simple search of Google Books will find many respectable publications using both of the words in the automotive context. They are unexceptionable. Equinox 06:28, 31 July 2016 (UTC)