The new Ford Focus range will be the star attraction of Ford Motor Company's display at the 2010 Paris Auto Show on September 30.
For the first time, the complete global Focus line-up of production-ready body styles will be displayed together, providing customers with an insight into this significant new model before it goes on sale in Europe and North America early in 2011.
Ford is also delivering on its promise to introduce a global performance version of the new Focus, with the world premiere for the exciting flagship of the range, the muscular 250hp Focus ST.
It features a unique version of the new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine and will remain true to Ford's ST heritage, offering driving enthusiasts an intoxicating cocktail of exhilarating performance and handling accompanied by an addictive sound.
Visitors to the Paris display won't fail to notice the show car's distinctive sports exterior, which is finished in 'Tangerine Scream', a dramatic new body color that reflects the new ST's exciting and energetic character.
The dramatic new ST will launch in early 2012 and will be revealed on September 30 at the Ford stand by Alan Mulally, Ford's president and CEO, and Stephen Odell, chairman and CEO, Ford of Europe.
The formal launch of the production-ready Focus range is highly significant for Ford, as it signals the introduction of the first truly global product developed under the Company's ONE Ford strategy.
The Focus is Ford's most significant car range globally. Developed at Ford's global center of excellence for Small and Medium Cars in Germany for sale in over 120 markets worldwide, the next-generation model is the most important Focus yet and is created from Ford Motor Company's new global C segment platform, with up to 80 per cent parts commonality around the world.
This same platform will underpin at least ten vehicles globally and account for two million units of annual production by 2012.
With the complete range of body styles on display in Paris - including the three-door, five-door and wagon - show goers will have an exclusive opportunity to see and experience the car's individual design and class leading technology first hand.