Losing count of the number of times we were supposed to get the euro focus and other euro fords, "real soon now"
Been lots of "world cars" that diverged quite a lot in Europe and America, Fiesta, Escort, Contour/Mondeo Dodge Omni/Talbot Horizon, Chevette/Kadett, Cavalier, LeMans/Astra/Kadett and a repeat Astra/Kadett. Omega/Catera
2nd gen escort, though the euro escort diverged a lot, had South African, South American, Australian etc cousins in the Laser.
In fact, I think it's actually bad PR, people will just roll their eyes and think "Here we go again, get promised a light, nippy, thrifty eurobox and end up with a stodgy overweight underpowered POS again"
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice