Found this over at BON and was posted via Automotive news dated August 11....should make some Sedan buyers happy
The Focus will be re-engineered and freshened for the 2005 model year. A performance sedan will be offered. A new interior is part of the plan.
Beyond that, Ford is debating what to do for the next-generation Focus. A redesign could happen for the 2008 model year with the North American Focus moving to the C1 platform shared with the new 2004 Mazda3 and the redesigned Volvo S40 sedan and S50 wagon. The European Focus will move to that platform for the 2005 model year.
But Ford also is contemplating putting the next-generation North American Focus on a separate platform, splitting it from the European Focus.