Ford returns to the world of open-topped motoring with the elegant yet practical Focus Coupé-Cabriolet - making its preview debut at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show.
The introduction of the Focus Coupé-Cabriolet has been led by customer response to Ford's Vignale Concept, which was displayed at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. The positive reaction prompted Ford to green-light the car for production, and it has been made ready in less than two years.
The new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet has been developed jointly by Ford of Europe and Italy's Pininfarina, which enjoys a worldwide reputation for the design of some of the world's most attractive vehicles. The Focus Coupé-Cabriolet will go into volume production in mid-2006.
"We were delighted with the reaction to the Focus Vignale Concept and were determined to progress it to volume production," said Gunnar Herrmann, Vehicle Line Director for the Ford Focus. "We also wanted to keep the production model as true to the beautiful concept car as we could, while making it convenient and affordable for everyday use."
Refinement, elegance, and agility
The new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet is a true example of Ford's current design and engineering direction: Stylish and stimulating, but delightful day-to-day. In short, a car people will be proud to be seen in.
In typical Ford style, the operation of the hard-top roof is simplicity itself. The Focus Coupé-Cabriolet can be turned from an elegant coupé into a stylish cabriolet within seconds at the push of a button.
The Focus Coupé-Cabriolet joins the Focus ST at the top of the Focus range. Customers will not only spot the family look, but also be aware that the Coupé-Cabriolet has its own unique profile, thanks to the smoothly flowing lines of its gently arched coupé roof.
The preview model is finished in a classy new exterior metallic colour - 'Luna' - which shows off the vehicle's elegant yet sporty exterior.