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 |  Feb 27 2012, 3:15 PM

A few weeks ago, American automaker Ford confirmed that it would be equipping the Focus Titanium model with a manual transmission option in addition to its S and SE trim models. Ford now believes that the manual-equipped Focuses will account for nearly 10-percent of its sales.

Even though the Focus is only getting a five-speed manual option, as opposed to the more popular six-speeds seen today, Ford’s estimation of sales continues to climb from its initial 4.5-percent figure. Today, Ford believes that demand has risen to about 6.7-percent and projects that it will hit 10-percent now that the Titanium will be offered in a manual.

Prior to this, the Ford Focus Titanium was only available with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

[Source: Left Lane News]