- Elizabeth, New Jersey
I mean, could it be any more generic?
In order for the Active to actually give the Subaru XV Crosstrek a run for its money, AWD is a must have. Ford not giving it AWD would just make the whole idea a waste of time and resources.I do wonder if they are planning an AWD system for the Active. If they are targeting active lifestyle people who buy Subaru's then it seems like AWD should be something they need to consider, even if it's just a token AWD system where 95% of the power goes to the front wheels.
I was hoping for something more striking, and a bit more "Bold" as Ford (US) would like to say, but this is about as Vanilla as it gets. What I like, Ford isn't using the gaping maw designs that other manufacturers are using. But the car is so plain. Even the ST-Line is tame looking. Couple this with the equally depressing engine choices announced so far, and I think Ford is going to have a problem selling these in the US.
Seems to be the direction Ford is taking style-wise. The new Fiesta ST is very plain looking compared to the outgoing one.
My rebuttal to that is, basically, the Mk3 already looked good from the off, and seemed to carry some design inspiration from the Mk1 - an aggressive design, but still utilitarian without being boring.The facelift massively improved things though
Same can actually be said about the Mk3.
I'll second that. A silver one drove by my house this morning. a Lexus dealer is up the road from me. I thought it was the 200H(?) at first glance. But the taillights looked really nice. Nice flat profile. Has some class to it in that hue and looks more upscale than Mazda 3.That’s actually a very clean design though. Definitely my favourite Focus so far.