When Ford launched the all new Focus overseas in 1998, no one was prepared for the overwhelming response from European drivers! Vehicle enthusiasts ate up this powerful compact car making it a top seller replacing the Focus’s predecessor, the Escort as one of the most popular cars in the United Kingdom. The Focus went on to take Japan, New Zealand and Australia by storm replacing the Ford Laser on the best sellers list.
When the Focus came to the US in 2000 the American public was waiting, and it wasn’t long before this stylish new vehicle began to frequently appear on freeways and driveways across the country! Super Cheap Car Rentals is exciting to offer the Ford Focus to new and returning customers so read on for a general overview of the Ford Focus line of vehicles. For more specific information please feel free to contact Super Cheap Car Rentals at one of their three California offices!
The Ford Focus draws heavily from many other European Ford models with its ultra sophisticated multi-link rear suspension. This gives the Focus a leading handling and ride status in its class. A variety of engines are available in the Focus ranging from a 1.8 Zetec to a 2.3 Duratec, both of which are extremely powerful! There are also a variety of models available from the hatchback to the wagon and even a sedan! The hatch back comes in a three-door and five-door configuration, while the sedan is a standard four door and the wagon boasts an added fifth.
Transmissions come in 5 and 6 speed manuals along with a convenient 4 speed automatic. The Ford Focus’s greatest competition here in North America includes the Dodge Neon, Honda Civic, VW Golf and Mazda Protg, to name a few, but over the years the Focus has proven itself time and time again to be a favorite amongst drivers. In 1999 Ford introduced their first Focus into the World Rally Championships, creating a new fan base of extreme auto enthusiasts worldwide! Make sure to watch for the brand new upcoming 2006 World Rally Championship Focus_WRC when it makes its debut next season!
History and Sales
The Ford Focus has become a runaway success all over the world! In Europe the hatchback model was an instant success, becoming the biggest selling bodystyle in the country. What makes the Focus such a popular car is its comfort level; anyone can drive a focus and feel comfortable! Whether your planning on traveling with children while visiting California, or if you’re looking for a sophisticated car to take to business meetings, the Super cheap car rental Ford Focus is the car for you! The Ford Focus won the prestigious Car of the Year award in 1999 and went on to be the best selling car in the world in both 2000 and 2001!
The radical styling of the Focus has made it a huge hit around the globe, raking in the coveted North American Car of the Year award for its 2000 model and even higher sales records! There’s plenty to love about this car, from it’s fuel efficiency to it’s speedy engine! The 2005 model has undergone a bit of a facelift this year, but not much has changed. The C170 platform remains along with the Ford Focus feeling! All in all the Ford Focus super cheap car rental is a fantastic choice for family’s or individuals heading to sunny California! The Focus has won over 60 major awards and accolades since it was first released in Europe in 1998 including 13 Car of the Year awards in both Europe and North America!
The Focus has even made it on to Car and Driver magazines prestigious Ten Best list five years in a row! What more could you ask for in a super cheap car rental! To reserve your super cheap car rental Ford Focus click on the Rates & Reservations link at the top of this page and then get ready for some driving excitement!