Friday, July 04, 2008

Mystery car?


Not exactly sure what this is.
The person who sent it to me took it just a couple of weeks ago. It does look like a US Focus to me.

But why is it covered so much?
What are they testing?
Hybrid?
Would they revise it again?
That much that soon?
Is it a Mercury version?

What do you think?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

can't imagine a Mercury version given the upcoming replacement. This is very obviously a camo'd Focus. But why is the question...

Unknown said...

it seems to be the redesigned fusion. they are redoing the front and rear. just a refresh

Unknown said...

looks like a ford fusion

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Jetta. Have not seen any photos of what the next version is supposed to look like, maybe this is it?

Anonymous said...

this is not a fusion...looks way too small to be one, and the wheels look just like the ones off of the current 08 focus. maybe it's a mule for the next generation focus? or maybe another silly redesign of the current platform :(

Anonymous said...

If it is a Focus in camouflage, maybe they're prepping to rebadge it as a Mercury Tracer when the next generation Focus hits the market. It could give Mercury an inexpensive compact car to finish out its existence on the auto scene. A Tracer/Milan/Mariner lineup would be a perfect finale lineup to end Mercury's time in the market since all three cars would be marketable in a fuel efficiency conscious market.

If it is a Fusion, then we all know why it is masquerading around, it is due for a midcycle refresh soon.

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Anonymous said...

Hmm-call me crazy but I have a hunch that this could be the next VW Polo sedan(like a Jetta, but a size smaller).

William Lee said...

Have you guys ever considered the fact that it just might be an old spyshot of the current Ford Focus? I mean, the high decklid says it's the Focus. The wheels remain the same and the Focus isn't due for a refresh anytime soon. Mercury version? Blasphemy.

Anonymous said...

Vince said:
"...Is it a Mercury version?"

hope, Hope, HOPE!

Anonymous said...

Mercury's dead. This is an old phot of the next gen focus.

smokeonit said...

it could also be the chevy cobalt...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smokeonit/2651479034/