Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is a compact car (C-segment in Europe) manufactured by the Ford Motor Company and created under Alexander Trotman's Ford 2000 plan, which aimed to globalize model development and sell one compact vehicle worldwide. The original Focus was primarily designed by Ford of Europe's German and British teams.[1]

Ford Focus
2018 Ford Focus ST-Line X
Overview
ManufacturerFord
Production1998–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car
Body style3 or 5-door hatchback
4-door sedan/saloon
5-door estate
2-door coupe (US)
2-door coupé-cabriolet (Europe)
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel drive, (most models) or all-wheel drive (RS only)
Chronology
PredecessorFord Escort (Europe, North America and Argentina)
Ford Laser (Asia and Oceania)

The Focus was released in July 1998 in Europe, succeeding the Ford Escort, and replaced the Mazda Familia-derived Ford Laser in Asia and Oceania along with the Laser-based North American Escort. Wayne Stamping & Assembly started producing the Focus for North America with sales beginning in 1999. The last North American-produced Focus rolled off the line at the Michigan Assembly Plant on May 4, 2018.[2] Production of the fourth generation Focus began in 2018 in Germany and in China.