Ford’s next Focus? The Iosis Max

Ford’s next Focus? The Iosis Max

Ford Iosis concept fq

Ford didn’t need a press conference at the Geneva Auto Show, but it did reveal a very important concept car. The Iosis Max is billed as a preview of Ford’s next generation small car, to become the next Focus. In 2011, the Focus is getting a redesign and going global, and the Iosis Max is a clear indication of where Ford is going with its new compact sedan.

It looks likely the shapes of the concept car could carry over to the production Focus. The sliding rear doors and centre tunnel probably won’t make it through to the end product, or will the elaborate headlamps that feature odd gill shapes.

Under the bonnet the Iosis features the same 1.6L EcoBoost, dual-clutch transmission and auto start-stop featured on the Volvo S60 concept at this year’s Detroit Motor Show. When the next Focus arrives in 2011, Ford will be aiming to have the new powertrain to achieve almost 7litres/100km (combined) with decent performance to boot.

Ford Iosis concept fq

Ford didn’t need a press conference at the Geneva Auto Show, but it did reveal a very important concept car. The Iosis Max is billed as a preview of Ford’s next generation small car, to become the next Focus. In 2011, the Focus is getting a redesign and going global, and the Iosis Max is a clear indication of where Ford is going with its new compact sedan.

It looks likely the shapes of the concept car could carry over to the production Focus. The sliding rear doors and centre tunnel probably won’t make it through to the end product, or will the elaborate headlamps that feature odd gill shapes.

Under the bonnet the Iosis features the same 1.6L EcoBoost, dual-clutch transmission and auto start-stop featured on the Volvo S60 concept at this year’s Detroit Motor Show. When the next Focus arrives in 2011, Ford will be aiming to have the new powertrain to achieve almost 7litres/100km (combined) with decent performance to boot.

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