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We've told you before about the cosmetic updates to the 2009 Focus (this PR shot, we think, is a 2008 leftover). The new trim line for the Focus adds 16-inch Euroflanged wheels, chrome door handles, chromed heated mirrors and leather heated front seats. It also comes standard with SYNC, the Bluetooth-enabled entertainment controller developed with Microsoft.
Stability control becomes an option on all Focus models this year, while SES versions get new suspension settings and new 17-inch optional wheels. The stock engine continues to be a 140-horsepower four, teamed with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. Fuel economy approaches 35 mpg on the highway, Ford says.
The 2009 Focus has a base price of $15,690 including destination.