Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet Review

Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet
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Ford Focus Review

Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet Review | Part TwoFord Focus Coupe-Cabriolet Road Test

The Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet is the latest in a long line-up of Focus models and features Ford of Europe’s first powered hard-top.

The Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet is the latest in a long line-up of Focus models and features Ford of Europe’s first powered hard-top.

Based on the Focus Vignale concept, first seen at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, the 4-seater, Focus CC retains the lines and essence of the original show-car.

Pininfarina have played a large role in the design and engineering of the new Focus model, which is also manufactured by the Italian company. The Focus CC is also the first car from Ford of Europe to carry the Pininfarina badge but I have to say that it is not one of the best efforts to come off the drawing board of the famed design studio.

That said, the Focus CC does have an elegant profile in coupe mode. The two-piece roof blends smoothly into the body, at the back and it is quite difficult to see the joins, especially in the darker colours. The distinctive tail-lights are separated by a chrome strip and the front end features a unique bumper shape with integrated foglamps, very similar to the face of the new Mondeo.

Most modern coupe-cabriolets have a three-piece roof but the Focus CC has two sections. Therefore, the panels are larger, which means that the boot needs to be longer than normal. After all, they have to go somewhere when the button is pressed. Instead of making the car look ungainly, Ford and Pininfarina have managed to get away with it and although the Focus CC is a little longer than the saloon, on which it’s based, it doesn’t look at all unbalanced.

It takes 29 seconds to lower or raise the roof, which is a little longer than some others on the market, but not by much. Once tidied away in the boot, there is still some 248-litres of cargo space under the folded sections, although it can be a little difficult to get to smaller items that have hidden themselves at the back. Ford tell us that the Focus CC’s capacity is the largest in its class and that with the roof up, it offers 534-litres of luggage space under the ‘soft-close’ boot-lid.

Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet Review | Part TwoFord Focus Coupe-Cabriolet Road Test
Ford Focus Road Test Data
Model ReviewedFord Focus Coupe-Cabriolet 2.0i CC-3
  
Body TypeCoupe Cabriolet
ColourAqua Blue Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.3 Seconds
Top Speed 129 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban26.6 mpg
Extra Urban49.6 mpg
Combined37.7 mpg
  
Insurance Group11
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Years / 60,000 Mile
Price (when tested on the 16/08/07)£18,795

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