2009 Sneak Preview: New and Future Ford Cars

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2011 Ford Focus

After years of living separate lives, the European and North American Focuses will finally become one. For 2011, we, too, get a Focus based on the European C1 platform. The Iosis Max concept from this year's Geneva motor show might have been a funky people mover, but Ford says that much of its design language will appear in the production Focus. The engine underneath the "kinetic" skin is also likely to reach the showroom. The direct-injection 1.6-liter turbocharged four not only fits into Ford's growing range of EcoBoost engines, but it also appeared in the Lincoln C concept shown earlier this year at the Detroit auto show. Both concepts also sported six-speed dual-clutch transmissions, which already are offered across Ford's European portfolio.

2011 Ford Mustang GT An all-new, 5.0-liter V-8 for 2011 should exceed 400 hp and 400 lb-ft. It's mated to a six-speed stick.

2010 Ford Transit Connect The Turkish-built van is practical, versatile, and compact-ideal for commercial use. With a 2.0-liter four and an automatic, expect 22/25 mpg. An electric version arrives later in 2010.

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