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Ford chops Focus

2006-03-02 09:45

Drop-top Focus launched at the Geneva Motor Show

The Focus Coupé-Cabriolet, which is based on the Vignale concept car, joins the Focus ST at the top of the Focus range.

The car has been developed in cooperation with renowned Italian vehicle design, engineering, and manufacturing company Pininfarina.

In production guise it utilises a two-piece folding electric hardtop and it is a full four-seater, with boot space of 500 litres.

"The initial design intent of the Vignale Concept remained almost untouched during its transition to the production Focus Coupé-Cabriolet," said Chris Bird, director of design at Ford of Europe.

The new Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet will be offered with a choice of three engines: two petrol engines, the 1.6-litre Duratec and the 2.0-litre Duratec, and the latest generation 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel.

All Focus Coupé-Cabriolet production vehicles will be built at Pininfarina's manufacturing plants Grugliasco and Bairo, both being located in the suburbs of Turin, Italy.

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