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2000 Ford Focus Made in Detroit concept

2000 Ford Focus Made in Detroit concept

A year after the North American Ford Focus debuted, this Made in Detroit, panel van concept was unveiled at the 2000 SEMA show, in Las Vegas. Its name comes from a branding effort aimed at inspiring the storied city, started in 1991. Now backed by Kid Rock they are thriving and market a variety of merchandise.

2000 Ford Focus Made in Detroit concept

The concept was based on a standard ZX3 which incorporated 18-inch rims, unique tinted lenses front and rear, a lowered suspension, and removable roof rack. The interior included unique materials, two messenger bags for “clubbing” and a first-aid kit. In a rather ironic twist, the Focus sedans and wagons were indeed built in Michigan but this generation’s two-door hatchbacks were built in Mexico.