Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Focus ST: Ford's best is not for us

Its nice to know that I am not the only one lamenting over Ford's decision not to bring the next generation Focus to America. As a big fan of the original Focus, especially the STV, I have enviously read about the next generation Focus and ogled over pictures of the Ford Focus Vignale hardtop convertible. Now, as Autoblog points out, there is even more reason for sorrow. At this year's Geneva autoshow, Ford will introduce an all new 215 hp Focus ST. The pictures say it all. It is a sad state of affairs when the best Fords can't even be brought here. What's wrong with the boys in Dearborn? Mercury is perfectly poised to sell premium compacts and the market appears to be asking for them. I just don't understand the stubbornness.

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