Meet the new Ford Focus, same as the old Ford Focus, but for a new, coupe-like body shape. Despite pleas from enthusiasts, Ford has sided with its accountants to build the 2008 Focus on the same underpinnings as the current model — not the up-to-date C1/P1 platform, which hosts the Mazda3, Volvo S40 and European Focus. But you knew that. What you may not have known is that Ford appears to be planning an un-hatched version, which Edmunds Inside Line surmises may end up as a higher-spec model. We'll get a better look at Ford's newbie this January, when it's unveiled at the Detroit auto show.
2008 Ford Focus gets infusion of style [Edmunds]
Spy Photos: European Ford Focus RS [internal]