Well I’m waiting for the ST/XR5 to be revealed before I make any plans to replace my current car. Would be perfectly happy if it was a diesel/electric/puppy powered, as long as it has the same throaty burble under acceleration.
Unfortunately the next XR5 will not be a 5 cylinder however,rumours(take with a pinch of salt)have suggested 190 kw,possibly the same torque figures as the current XR5.Expect a DSG trans. to be offered as an option.
I think Ford will have a mock up version of the ST/XR5 at the Geneva show this month.
Now thats an interior that show how dated the Current Focus’s interior is.
It looks to have one hell of a command centre too.
I own a current XR5 and the interior is quite good.
The MKVI Golf I believe has the best example of a rather dated interior.
The interior is two busy, two many lines.
I think this is why the car doesn’t sell well, the Falcon, and the Commdore and the Aurion all have relatively simple and ‘quiet’ interiors, as does most of the cars that compete with the Focus.
You are obviously a conservative person. The Fiesta with the same type of interior is a top selling car in Europe. Besides this is the next version, the current version has a far more traditional intoerior. Doesn’t sell well in Australia probably as it does not contain a gas guzzling engine with a sloppy auto box.
The styling on the wagon is spot on – blows away the golf wagon that’s just been released. The rear styling in particular is fantastically resolved, I actually prefer it to the hatch in these photos.
Please can ford australia show a glimmer of common sense and bring this over here…
Folks, why can’t Ford start selling the Focus Estate in Australia, and bring in the smaller 1.6 diesel engine..these smaller diesels are hugely popular now in Europe generating great mileage and have more than enough power. Common Ford Australia give us the 1.6 TDCI!!!!Dump the gas gusslers!!!
nice info…in my country, the family car is quite popular. this is because the car feels comfortable when driving on the streets, so many people my country who have had families choose to use this car.