• Nov 23, 2010
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.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So long as they make it a hatch. If its a regular coupe then who cares...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well if they keep with the current Focus european bodystyles they would have a coupe-cabriolet with a metal roof and a hatchback with a fixed roof. That would be the thing to do I think... but we'll see.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Regular coupe would easily lend itself to a cabriolet.... sweet!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree... A coupe/fastback via Probe/Cougar would be fine... But it must be a lift-back/hatch...
      • 4 Years Ago
      If we can have a 2 or 3 door focus why cant we have a 2 or 3 door fiesta?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just a guess, but there are probably more people looking for something sporty in the C segment than in the B segment.
      • 4 Years Ago
      DO IT...STOP TALKING, JUST DO IT!
      • 4 Years Ago
      dats funny I saw something 2 door camoflauged n chicago
      dat I thought was a Focus but brushed it off
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just noticed pic on AutoExpress website and I did see something very similar.....I even took a pic but it was driving down State Street at night and pic didn't turn out well with the Christmas lights and marquee lights...
      • 4 Years Ago
      FORD! Dang it! This just means that they won't introduce the three door to our shores. Can they not understand that we WANT a three door hatch here in America? They did the whole coupe thing with the last Focus and the response was lacking at best. The original Focus Three door was met with resounding success here. Sheesh.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I haven't seen a regular three door hatch for Europe either. Anyway, I bet Alex is right- this is going to be a "coupe" the way the Scirocco, Citroen C4, and Saturn Astra three doors are coupes- unique styling from the five door, but still a hatchback.
        • 4 Years Ago
        *Concept* Coupe. Think something like a shooting-brake or the new Sirocco.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yay! A coupe! Hope it sells extremely well, and forces Chevy and Dodge to starting offering more than a single 2-dr each.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds very promising!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Coupe > Three door hatch
        • 4 Years Ago
        Scirocco-esque Shooting Brake > Coupe

        (All I can think of is how God-awful the current warmed over coupe is)

        -R
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like a badge-engineered Volvo C30
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not that that is a bad thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Since Ford isn't listening to its customers about the Ranger, maybe they'll listen about the Focus coupe. If so, I'll stick with Ford and purchase one of these.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The hell with AWD. The 300HP RS. Oh, that's right...they sold Volvo, so no 5 cylinder. Borrow the Mazdaspeed3 engine and tweak the crap out of it. Make it as fast as the 4.6 Mustang GT. And price it at $25,995, all in. And call up Hyundai, for a match with the Genesis Coupe at Road America.

      My $.02. Oh, and make it a coupe-like hatch. Everybody's pulled out of the small coupe market, except the Civic and the TC.
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