The Ford Focus continues to be one of the most enjoyable compacts in its price range. It's fun to drive, with brisk acceleration performance and agile handling. It's versatile, with hatchback models with flip-down seats that quickly prepare it for large amounts of cargo. It's comfortable on long trips and stable at high speeds. When it was introduced, the Focus won safety kudos from the federal government and product awards from automotive journalists. The Focus was named North American Car of the Year for 2000 by a group of 50 independent automotive journalists. The 2003 Ford Focus offers improved engine response and reduced interior noise over last year's model. Ford's New Edge styling has helped the Focus stand out from the crowd. It comes in a wide variety of body styles to meet many different needs and lifestyles. Road noise has been reduced for 2003. Additional refinement comes in the form of new interior fabrics along with changes to interior and exterior trim. New options include heated seats, a new traction control and anti-lock brake system (ABS) package. The ZX5 five-door hatchback is now available in three trim levels. The 170-horsepower SVT versions offer thrilling acceleration performance, sporty handling, and excellent brakes, yet give up nothing in terms of practicality. For 2003, SVT versions are available in three-door and five-door hatchback styles.