During the development it received the codenamed CW170, initially Focus got its name in honor of the Ghia concept that was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1991. The final design of the elements had already been shown earlier in the prototype that was used by Ford for demonstration of security systems new items coming, such as the rear unit of luminous signs, located at eye level. The decision to name the new car “Ford Focus” was made in early 1998. In 2002 there was held the restyling of the first generation of Ford Focus.
The changes included:
- Updated Ford Focus headlights with integrated turn indicators and split reflectors for dipped and main beam.
- Updated bumper without indicators, but with the added removable straps
- Updated upper and lower grille and fog lights
- Optional xenon headlights
- Optional CD changer 6-disc
- Optional navigation system
- Optional digital climate control
- The possibility of precise adjustment of the seat
- Modified center console with rubber cup holders
- Different colors of the instrument panel
- New seats
- Various improvements in the management tools
- New colors
- Rear power point
- TDCi engine
- An additional set of options.