Ford's new Fiesta may be getting most of the media blast, but the 2012 Focus isn't being forgotten about by the home office. Ford announced today two new packages for the Focus to sharpen its look and make the car more responsive and agile-feeling on the road.
The upgrades come in the form of the Sport Package for Focus SE models and the Focus Titanium trim line. The up-spec Focus Titanium offers a sport-tuned suspension (meaning stiffer springs and dampers) standard, and the Titanium Handling Package can be added to include "special" 18-inch alloy wheels, low-profile summer tires, optimized suspension components, and a trunk-mounted full-size spare.
The Sport Package for the Focus SE gets the sport-tuned suspension as well, with additional upgrades to aesthetics, including a choice of two alloy wheel sets, a piano black grille, sport seats, interior upgrades, and a rear spoiler (sedan). Additional performance and driver-centric features include rear disc brakes, and standard five-speed manual or optional six-speed dual-clutch transmission with manual-shift capability.
The 2012 Ford Focus Sport Package and Titanium trim line will go on sale across the country in early 2011, though the true Focus performance enthusiast is likely to save up and hold out for the arrival of the 2012 Focus ST, also due early next year.
Check out page two for the official Ford release.