The underpinnings of this next-gen Focus will form the basis of a whole plethora of models. These include the sedan (above) and hatch, and will likely include a wagon too, as well as a convertible with a folding metal roof. It's also providing the basis of the C-Max and Grand C-Max mini-people movers, which were revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Focus interior pictured here features Ford's MyFord Touch system — just unveiled at CES 2010 in Las Vegas — which marries touchscreen and voice control of navigation, entertainment and mobile phone systems.
Given the fact that Ford's much lauded Sync system, which allows for voice control of connected mobile phones and entertainment devices, has yet to make it out of North America, we're not entirely certain that MyFord Touch will make it to us down under.
A number of engines will be slotted into the new Focus. In Australia we're most likely to see a small four-cylinder turbo-diesel and turbocharged engine — dubbed EcoBoost — that's tuned for economy not power and a 2.0-litre direct-injection engine.
Come 2011, North American customers will have the chance to buy a fully electric Focus.