The C1 Focus, including the ST hot hatch, from Europe is another no brainer. Hell, if this was available here in the US, it would be in my driveway as I type this.
But Ford has some great concepts from recent years that if they had the cajones to introduce could really bring some interest back to the brand. The Reflex is just one, obviously my favorite.
With all of the new "Hot Hatch" and CUV models coming out, how about the Faction? I tell you what, bring this out with a turbo 4 like Mazda's CX7 and don't forget the manual transmission option.
And how many times have I said the B-Segment Fiesta, and it's derivatives, would go a long way to bring new customers to Ford? Honda Fit my ass, the Fiesta is it's number 1 foe in Europe, one of the few Fords Honda really keeps an eye on, the other being the C1 Focus.
And as Car and Driver says, Ford should take a couple of risks on niche market cars like the Focus Cabriolet Coupe. I know it's in the US as the Volvo C70, but if I were a Ford dealer I would be screaming at Ford management to bring me product like this.
So I ask again, if journalists and enthusiasts can see these oportunities, why can't Ford ?