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All-New 2008 Ford Focus Gets a Few More Tweaks Due to Consumer Backlash

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It is very rare for an automaker to make revisions to a model right before it is introduced because of consumer backlash, but that is what Ford is doing with the all-new Ford Focus.

According to Automotive News Ford decided to tweak the new Focus that was revealed earlier this year due to the large amount of negativity the car received. These revisions include new round fog lights, black door handles instead of chrome, aluminum trim on the instrument panel, a mesh cover for the grille, white and black seats that allow for more contrast and chrome on the vents and gearshift knob.

Are these subtle changes enough to change consumers’ opinion about the Focus? This car seriously needs a full redesign with more daring/ aggressive styling if it wants to ever compete with the Civic, Corolla, or Mazda3 models.

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