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World premier of the new Ford Focus

The all-new Ford Focus will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show on September 23 when Lewis Booth, chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe, will unveil the model line up.

On sale in January 2005, the new 3-door, 5-door and estate versions will be exclusively revealed alongside the Ford Focus C-MAX, completing the new Focus family.

After six years and four million sales worldwide, the original Focus remains one of Europe’s top-selling cars, topping the sales charts in the UK for 50 months as Britain's best selling car.

The new Focus will include Fords new 113bhp, 1.6-litre Duratec Ti-VCT engine – with twin independent variable camshaft technology – as part of a comprehensive powertrain line-up.

Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) improves airflow through the engine and delivers more torque while reducing average fuel consumption by up to five per cent. The petrol engine range also includes: 1.4 litres (78bhp), 1.6 litres (98bhp) and 2.0 litres (143bhp).

Focus also offers Duratorq TDCi high-pressure common-rail diesel engines. The range features 1.6-litre (107bhp) and 2.0-litre (134bhp) Duratorq TDCi choices, which made their debut in the Focus C-MAX.

Ford’s new Durashift CVT Continuously Variable Transmission is available on models powered by the 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engine. Developed by Ford with ZF Transmissions, the Durashift CVT can switch between fully automatic and seven-speed manual selection. It cuts fuel consumption by up to eight per cent over traditional four- or five-speed automatics.

Focus also offers Durashift 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions and the Durashift 4-speed automatic.

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