(autoinsidenews) - Ford has unveiled its refreshed 2008 Focus at the North American International Auto Show. The new Focus features a major exterior and interior redesign, which brings the car into the automaker's new styling language. The restyled Focus highlights Ford's commitment to the expanding small car segment. The redesign sheds over 60 pounds, and reduces drag and cabin noise.
For 2008, Ford has dropped the wagon and the 3- and 5-door hatchbacks, but has added a two-door coupe to go with the four-door sedan holdover. Featuring a completely restyled exterior, the Focus sports a new grille inspired by the Fusion chrome-bar grille design. With a raised beltline, flared wheel arches, and bold front fascia, the Focus features a much more aggressive look, reports Trend.
The headlights feature horizontal bars running through the reflector area, which visually connects the headlights to the chrome-bar grille.
The 2008 Ford Focus features a completely redesigned cabin, which results in a more modern appearance. Higher-end models feature a silver metallic finish on the dashboard and center console. New seats have improved contours and offer more lateral and lumbar suppor. Also available is ambient interior lighting and available leather seating with contrast stitching.
The 2008 Ford Focus is available with Ford Sync, which offers improved connectivity to create a second home on wheels inside the car. Sync lets users easily control and personalize their electronic devices, like cell phones and portable music players inside a vehicle.
On the technical front, refined suspension tuning, and other chassis refinements improve the driving experience.