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Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet details

28 June 2006

The new Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet arrives in UK showrooms this October.

Originally Ford said the metal-roofed convertible would be here in the summer, but now says UK buyers won't get to drive away from showrooms until the autumn.

Vauxhall and Volkswagen pushed back the arrival of the Astra TwinTop and Eos tin top convertibles early this year, although both of these models are now on sale.

Ford has also released a few more details on its car including information on performance.

The entry-level 99bhp 1.6-litre petrol takes 13.6sec to reach 62mph from a standstill and has a top speed of 114mph. After official testing, Ford hopes it will do 39.8mpg.

The 143bhp 2.0-litre petrol is more than two seconds quicker, with a 0-62mph time of 10.3sec. Top speed is put at 130mph, while Ford is expecting it to return 37.6mpg.

A 134bhp 2.0-litre diesel will also be available in the drop-top. It has the same 0-62mph time as the 2.0-litre petrol, but has a hoped-for fuel consumption figure more than 10mpg better than the petrol, at 47.9mpg. Top speed is 2mph down on the petrol at 128mph.

The electric roof of the Focus Coupe-Cabriolet takes 29 seconds to fold away. A maximum luggage space of 534 litres is reduced to 248 litres when the roof is folded.

Prices and final specification levels won't be announced until the British Motor show in July, where the Focus Coupe-Cabriolet makes its UK debut. Expect entry-level models to cost from around £18,000.

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