"Focus surge happened within the last two months for not inexplicable reasons (incentives, fleeting)."
Oh so what? Honda and Toyota are laying $ on Civic/Corolla hoods too, Ford can't sit still.
The days of "The ONLY good cars are T/H" and "Toyota never sells to fleets, never need incentives" blah, blah, blah are over. [Check what cars are for rent these days, not all Detroiters]
And a $2000 rebate on a $25K Titanium Focus [or $20k SE Sport] is not really 'giving cars away', there's more room to make $$.
I think ford needs to cool it on the incentives, they cannot produce enough cars to maintain that sales volume. over the next 6 months ford will be challenged to increase sales because of all the model changeover, and the addition of 3rd shifts at MAP and CAP.
because of the flexibility of MAP ford may need to add a 2nd production site for the Focus, I wonder how much it would cost to import from Europe vs the cost of establishing another production line and or running 3 shifts of overtime for extended periods of time.