The “not for the US” Chinese built Ford Focus Active

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This is not all new, since the new Focus has been on sale in Europe for a while.
But Ford had originaly announced the US would be getting the Chinese built Active version of the compact hatchback.
So here it is, being made in China.
A pretty cute little car. Although not available with AWD.
If the interior seems a bit famillar, it is because the new Focus shares its dashboard with the new 2020 Ford Escape.
So I guess we are getting some of it…

Conversation 13 comments

  1. Surprised you didn’t reference the larger than normal infotainment screen compared to what is in the Escape or in the Focus sold in Europe.

  2. I was in Wales recently and saw quite a few Focus(es) and it's a nice looking car. Of course, the Europeans have a much better selection of cars than we do.

  3. Any idea if we're getting that sexy widescreen touchscreen? I don't think the 2020 Escape has that.

  4. I would love one of these with a manual transmission. Any chance of the new Escape having a manual trans ST model?

  5. I agree about the widescreen. It should at least be offered in the more expensive Escape.

    But unfortunately, there is no way we will ever see a manual in the new Escape. Even if they agree to produce a sporty ST version….

  6. It's kinda sad to see everyone here obsessing over the size of the touchscreen. Things have really changed…

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