Fans of the new and well-received Ford Focus will be pleased to hear that the Dearborn-make will be apparently offering a real-man’s cog swapper for the top spec Focus Titanium. Yes, that means the Focus Titanium will be receiving three pedals and a manual shifter. WOO!
It may not seem like outstanding news to the driving enthusiast, but the new Ford Focus isn’t terrible to drive and those looking forward to rowing their own gears can expand their options when considering the American brands. Not to mention, enthusiasts who want the Focus don’t have to opt for the base Focus S and midrange SE sedan and hatch to get a manual. As a caveat, the only Titanium-spec Focus that still retains the auto-only option is the SEL model.
Apparently, Ford made the decision after there was some uproar by customers expressing interest in a top-of-the-line Focus with a manual, especially when the Titanium is equipped with Ford’s optional sport-tuned suspension and 18-inch alloys.
Either way, enthusiasts also still have the opportunity to get a hot Focus with a manual when the sport turbocharged Focus ST hits our shores later this year.
– By: Chris Chin