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Rumormill: Ford Focus Coupe concept on the way

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Nov 23rd 2010 at 11:30AM


It sounds like the new Ford Focus lineup is poised to get a little sexier. AutoExpress is reporting that the Blue Oval intends to release a concept coupe version of the newly reworked hatch. Designed to replace the old three-door model elsewhere on the globe, the low-slung ride will take cues from both the Focus ST and ever lust worthy old-school European Capri. The new design is supposedly set to take the stage at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show, meaning that if it makes its way to production, there's a good chance that American buyers will be able to pick one up.

Details are scarce at the moment, but one unnamed insider says that the design is both lower and wider than the Focus that we've seen so far. Otherwise, AutoExpress is speculating that the vehicle will use FoMoCo's powerful 2.0-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder engine with 247 horsepower. If that's true, the car should see 0-60 mph runs in the six-second range. Sounds good to us.

With the 2011 Detroit Auto Show right around the corner, we'll find out soon exactly what Ford has planned for compact fighter.



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I've expected a 3-door or coupe all along

tho if it's just going to look like an ST, I'd prefer just call it the STC for coupe, even if it's a 3-door hatch like it oughta be

however, from the little that was actually said by Martin Smith, "...we can start to build more exciting products – and we’ll show how we’re going to do this at Detroit.”

that ^ could as easily apply to a LincolneTTe! (tho a high-end-Only Ford 3-door could fit into the equation too)

for a Lincoln coupe/4-door coupette, I like the designation MKE

with just an open-top version being called the LINCOLN Capri or even MKE-Capri

(imho, at least on this side of pond, "Capri" belongs to L(-M))

((imho2, if a little Lincoln isn't shown at NAIAS, Lincoln's chances of survival drop (imho)))

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Ohhh... this is exciting... seems more definite than what we've gotten from GM for a Cruze coupe. Cannot wait to see this new Capri.

Well, in reality this should be more like the Opel Astra GTC than a Cobalt-like coupe.

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