If you want to reinvent your brand, or attract new buyers, having a halo car is critical. Nissan know this as they’ve spent considerable amounts of effort to maintain the GT-R as of one of the world’s most desirable cars, now Ford Motor Co. has announced that it will produce a global performance car based on the re-engineered, restyled Focus.
Of course it won’t be a GT-R killer but the new Ford performance car will go head to head with the traditional Japanese affordable sportscars such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Subaru Impreza WRX and Mazda3 MPS.
“You will be seeing an increasingly global approach to both performance and motorsports from Ford in the future,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of product development.
The shift to focus on a global level performance car is different from the previous idea of developing performance models regionally, however FPV fans have nothing to worry about here.
More details about the Focus based performance car will be revealed in the coming months. This may in fact be related to our previous article: Ford Focus RS replacement could feature hybrid power