DEARBORN, MI – Ford hopes to attract buyers of European and Japanese “hot hatches” with its new performance-oriented Focus ST hatchback set to debut next year, a top marketer says. “This is a part of the segment we haven’t participated in – a Euro-centric hot hatch – for going on six years,” Robert Parker, Ford global market manager, says referring to the Focus SVT that went out of production after the ’04 model year. “We’re thinking (we could attract) some Volkswagen GTI, Subaru WRX ...
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