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Initial thoughts: Ford Focus Coupe

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We have just received the all new 2009 Ford Focus Coupe in the Top Speed test fleet. The profile of the two-door Focus with its fastback styling immediately reminded us of the old Sierra Cosworth, with the modern day car’s long slanted C pillar and oversized rear wing. The Focus Coupe gives the impression of being a sports car, something that is only accentuated by its Sangria Red metallic paint and the rally inspired premium dark painted wheels.

The interior of our Focus Coupe comes with Medium Stone leather seats and Ford’s Sync audio system. These are two luxuries that you won’t find in many other $20,000 new cars. It looks like Ford is targeting the youth market with the Focus Coupe, aside from the sporty exterior styling; the gauges have a very tuner style look to them, they are bright, bold and in your face. Another interesting feature that we’ve noticed is the door chime, gone is the annoying monotonous “ding” and in its place is a sound that is more reminiscent of something coming from an Atari video game.

Our Focus is powered by a 2.0 Liter Duratec 16 valve four cylinder that makes 140 HP. The blue oval guys claim that the Coupe comes with a sport tuned exhaust as well as a sport tuned suspension, two things we are looking forward to listening to and trying out. Despite the sporty nature of the Focus Coupe, Ford is already ready for the future CAFÉ standards because our car get an EPA estimated 35 MPG.

For a 360 degree view of the Focus check out the video after the jump.



8 comments:

It would be better to less consider this vehicle since this production is kind of outdated. BTW, I think the coupe version offer a better fuel economy vehicle.

The deliver power output of the car is kind of powerful. The styling is not that impressive though I think its design is kind of outdated.

The newer version of the Ford Focus is much better. However, my initial thought for this vehicle is quite good!And I guess experiencing the vehicle will surely erase anyone’s doubt on its performance.

Well, I agree that this car looks like a Prius but its better than a Toyota vehicle. I like on how Ford manage to offer a newer technology and modified its styling plus its an economical!

Aside from that I think this car is less powerful, 16 valve four cylinder that makes 140 HP only..its just a waste of money!

hmm. That car look more of Prius or Innova. The interior look so boring for me as well. and those wheel they are cheap looking!

I can’t appreciate the sporty look on the exterior!BTW, for a cheaper coupe that look is just okay. Hence, the performance is not that exceptional.

it look more of the hybrid version the ECOnetic! so, meaning that whether its hybrid or coupe doesn’t change at all! Its kinda boring!

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