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Old 24th July 2007, 09:05   #16
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Certainly a test car. Great scoop Landcruiser. D segment is hotting up.
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wohaaa... what a scoop landcruiser... atlast ford focus is coming to india. but why not Hatch?? because skoda fusion/SRV is already here and fabia is on way. so they should think about focus hath too.
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Awesome find, Thanks Landcruiser! It looks so much like the Mondeo on the road.....The Civic better watch out as Ford has some excellent (read fuel-efficient) diesels on the Focus.
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At the first glimpse I had mistaken it for a Mondeo, but then the tail lamps didnt match the pics of Mondeo that all over the web. They had the name of the car stickered out.

This car looks too close to the Focus in Ford's chinese website!
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However going by the tight secrecy they maintained during Fiesta launch and the different camouflaging they had for Fusion (when one could easily get its pics from the net), its highly unlikely that Ford will test something that isn't covered! But maybe this time they decided not camouflage it, so that we think otherwise.
yes it is a test car, look even Skoda Fabia,Chevrolet Captiva were found Uncovered..

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Great car but alas Ford's service will make me think elsewhere
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Excellent find, Sateesh (LandCruiser) !!
Looks very Mondeo-ish, i must say, atleast from the rear.
I just hope they price it right, and eat away the Civic's sales.

Should be a test car, as Vid pointed out; the badging is masked.

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The Civic better watch out as Ford has some excellent (read fuel-efficient) diesels on the Focus.
I hope they are planning to put the 1.4 TDCi.
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wow - thats like total reverse psychology from ford - dont camouflage it - so it does not attract any attention.
IMHO it looks like a smaller / shorter mondeo.
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the second set of pics by anant kamath made me think again which car it is, as it isnt the 2007 focus sedan sold in the europe. infact it is the 2008 - to be launched - focus sedan for the states
had seen the pic before so struggled a bit thinking ' kahan dekhi thi yaar ', but found it .. here u go Ford Vehicles: 2008 Focus - Gallery




nice 2 see ford getting aggressive in the indian car market !!! whoaa
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the second set of pics by anantkamath are of a different vehicle, atleast not the 2007 ford focus sold globally. i had seen this pic couple of months ago and was ' kahan dekhi thi yaar '. bingo found it, that's the 2008 - to be launched - ford focus sedan for the states.
good to c ford getting aggressive with the indian market
here u go Ford Vehicles: 2008 Focus - Gallery

PS - guys my previous post(s) dint appear and so m writing again .. it it does then m sorry for posting the same thing 3 times :(
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I guess if the vehicle is not going to be mass market or if the modifications will not be deep they will not bother with masking it too much.

Honda seemed to have done the same thing when they were testing the Civic
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I hope they are planning to put the 1.4 TDCi.
That should have been

I hope they are not planning to put the 1.4 TDCi.
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Got pretty excited about my first set of spy pics and sent it to AUTOCAR this morning. To my dismay I come to learn from them that these pictures were sent by another reader too!

What is the point in watermarking the pics? Some one wants to benefit from others work!!!

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