Pininfarina-built coupe-cabrio gets new face, new instruments, upgraded interior
5 February 2008

Ford will complete its range of facelifted Focus models at the Geneva motor show next month when it shows off this, the revised Focus Coupe-Cabriolet, the fifth version of the popular Focus model to be updated with Ford's new kinetic design language.You’ll clock the new bonnet, headlights, twin grilles and bumpers on this new drop-top straight away; they’re a very close match for those of the 2008 Focus hatchback but, says Ford, also “tailored to perfectly fit the elegant side view of the Coupe-Cabriolet.”Inside the car, Ford has reappraised the cockpit design and upgraded the quality of the material finish. Most prominent for the driver is a new instrument cluster, its design inspired by binoculars.New options on the revised Focus ‘CC’ are keyless start, a tyre deflation detection system, new levels of Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a more affordable satellite navigation option and a DAB digital radio.Work has been done to improve mechanical refinement across the Focus ‘CC’ engine range, with particular attention paid to the 2.0-litre TDCI diesel. However, all 2008 models get a new, lighter insulated cowl panel and a new carpet with heavy duty coating for further sound deadening.Electronic stability control now comes as standard on all Focus ‘CCs’ in all European markets.

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