Ford Motor Company's Next CEO Shows Off the 2015 Focus

Ford's Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields presented the refreshed 2015 Focus sedan in New York last month. The Motley Fool was there, and we got it all on video to share with you. Source: Ford Motor Co.

Even though the company didn't have any major new products to announce, Ford  (NYSE: F  ) had a very big presence at last month's New York International Auto Show.

We -- the Motley Fool's John Rosevear and Rex Moore -- were there, and we brought you extensive coverage of all of the show's highlights. Many of those involved Ford: We've shown you excerpts from Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields' keynote speech, the four-door version of the refreshed-for-2015 Focus compact, and the special 50th anniversary edition of Ford's all-new Mustang -- as well as Ford's epic stunt involving a new Mustang and the Empire State Building.

We also had the opportunity to interview Mark Fields, who talked to us about the Mustang as well as about Ford's ongoing turnaround effort in Europe -- something that takes on a bit of added significance, now that Fields has been tapped by Ford's board of directors to replace retiring CEO Alan Mulally in July.

But in going through our vast video haul from the show, we've found a few other things that we thought might be of interest to Fool readers -- including some footage of Ford's press event on the first day of the show, where Mark Fields was master of ceremonies. 

That event began with Fields' presentation of the refreshed Focus sedan to a large crowd of media members, and that's what you'll see in the video below. Fields begins by talking about the importance of the Focus to Ford -- and it's very important. In fact, it's Ford's global best seller: Not only is it popular here in the U.S., but it's one of the top-selling cars in both Europe and China. 

Fields then talks about the changes Ford has made to the Focus for 2015. As new-model introductions go, this one was low on theatrics -- but it's definitely worth a look, not only to see what it's like when an automaker presents a new model, but also to hear Ford's incoming new CEO give his thoughts on the company's best-selling car around the world. Check it out, and then scroll down to leave a comment with your thoughts.

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John Rosevear is the Fool's Senior Auto Specialist. John has been writing about the auto business and investing for over 20 years, and for The Motley Fool since 2007.

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