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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:00 am

I just received some info from Ford on the 2015. It is very generic but does say the 15 will receive new tailgate, taillamps and rear fascia. It will also be available in Ruby Red (not sure about Race Red). Those are the only exterior changes showing. For the interior, the door locks switches are moved (most likely to the doors), the climate control panel, cupholders and center console are changed.

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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:35 am

Inside EVs posted a "walk around" video of the new FFE:
http://jamiegeek.myevblog.com/2014/04/2 ... und-video/
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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Sun May 04, 2014 2:47 pm

I heard, for some odd reason the new model won't be released until early 2015. Perhaps there will be some changes that Ford is not releasing at this time.
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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Sun May 04, 2014 3:24 pm

unplugged wrote:I heard, for some odd reason the new model won't be released until early 2015.
Well the new ICE version won't be available until fall. It could just be the time to change over the FFE after they've done the ICE version.
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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Wed May 07, 2014 6:05 pm

jmueller065 wrote:Well the new ICE version won't be available until fall. It could just be the time to change over the FFE after they've done the ICE version.
You really think it takes 4 to 5 months to "change over" an FFE that has no changes? If you recall, I was the one leading the "charge" in saying the FFE would have no major exterior changes because it already had the new "look", but I thought at least the hood would change. Now, I find out that the 2015 FFE won't be released until 4 or 5 months (at the least) after the traditional model year change over.

The fact is that Ford has 2014 FFE's to sell for another 8 or 9 months. They don't want to release all the details for the 2015 right now. That might stagnate 2014 sales and inventory until next year. All I'm suggesting is that there is a likelihood that Ford is not releasing all the details on the 2015 FFE just yet. I would need to wait at least until November to see what the actual specs are for the 2015 FFE. There might be a dim hope that the CCS DC fast charge port is included on the 2015. I have yet to see a denial from Ford. It will be interesting if someone asks.
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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Thu May 08, 2014 3:36 am

unplugged wrote:You really think it takes 4 to 5 months to "change over" an FFE that has no changes?
In some ways yes and some ways no: The auto industry can move at a snails pace sometimes.

Indeed Ford has yet to release any specific info on the 2015 FFE other than releasing the few exterior pics and showing it on a rotating stand that keeps people away from it. For all we know it could have the CCS & an extra 20 miles of range...or not. Perhaps they aren't releasing anything because they simply don't know yet and are still "designing" the car (or letting Magna design the car) (probably was easy to mock up those mules with new sheetmetal but everything else the same). Time will tell...
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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Thu May 08, 2014 5:34 am

I too have great interest in what the 2015 will have to offer and have seen the early 2015 availability date which seems far too late for a car with no changes that have been made public. The manufacturers are sure making it hard to underestimate them when it comes to electric vehicles.

This is the only Q&A I have seen regarding the Electric version of the 2015:
http://www.fordinsidenews.com/forums/sh ... post237929

I can't find the source at the moment but I read that the electric motor will increase by 1kW but the range has remained unchanged.

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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Thu May 08, 2014 6:16 am

Wow! That Q&A just confirms what we have been seeing all along: No changes.

Even worse: None of the questions are actually answered! LOL An example:
3. Will there be more than one trim level for 2015 Focus Electric? Current images show one with black lower cladding and another with cladding pained body color.

Focus Electric will continue to offer a single well-contented trim which includes a 6.6kW on-board charger, the award-winning MyFord Mobile app and website integration, premium Sony audio, and a 100% recycled interior seat fabric. Some images are not final production images.
The next comment in the thread says it all:
I love how the answer is never "no", but rather they spin the negative into a false positive.
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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Thu May 08, 2014 6:33 am

jmueller065 wrote:Wow! That Q&A just confirms what we have been seeing all along: No changes.

Even worse: None of the questions are actually answered! LOL An example:
3. Will there be more than one trim level for 2015 Focus Electric? Current images show one with black lower cladding and another with cladding pained body color.

Focus Electric will continue to offer a single well-contented trim which includes a 6.6kW on-board charger, the award-winning MyFord Mobile app and website integration, premium Sony audio, and a 100% recycled interior seat fabric. Some images are not final production images.
The next comment in the thread says it all:
I love how the answer is never "no", but rather they spin the negative into a false positive.
I laughed too when reading it. Very disappointing.
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Re: 2015 Focus official Ford Page

Thu May 08, 2014 7:16 pm

jmueller065 wrote:Wow! That Q&A just confirms what we have been seeing all along: No changes.
Funny, I took my own advice and asked Ford directly about the 2015 Focus Electric changes. I was specifically interested in the CCS capability. So I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is that Chad D'Arcy, former Focus Electric Marketing manager confirmed that there will be minor changes and that there will be no CCS charge capability. As discussed above, the Focus Electric continues with minor changes.

The good news is that Mr. D'Arcy has been so successful at his position as marketing manager, he was promoted! He is now Electrification Product Marketing Manager. Mr. D'Arcy is only working on future model years, specifically on C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi, and Focus Electric. Joe Marini has replaced him on the Consumer Marketing side as Focus Electric Marketing Manager. Chad specifically stated he, of course, couldn't tell me about future model changes. (What's it help knowing someone who knows ALL about future models if they can't tell about it?)
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