For the next-gen model of the Ford Focus due in late 2010, Ford will develop just one Focus model in line with its new global product development strategy.
The cars will have unique styling and specifications to suit major markets but 87% of parts will common across the fleet, as revealed by The Ford Chief of Products last month.
By simplifying its engineering process Ford will be able to cut costs and bring the car to market faster. The new model will be based around the chassis on cars like the Volvo C30 and Mazda3, and will be manufactured in Europe, North America, Australia and possibly China.
This latest rendering gives us a possible new look for the car, showing that its styling will likely be influenced by the new Fiesta.
Expect to see lots of bodystyles including three and five-door hatchbacks plus a sedan, coupe and convertible