Ford returns to the world of open-topped motoring with the elegant yet practical Ford 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.
New Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet: From Concept to RealityThe new Ford 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 Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet is a true example of the design and engineering direction Ford is going in; stylish and stimulating, but a delightful day-to-day car. In short, a car people will be proud to be seen in.