Focus CC priced to beat TwinTop
18 July 2006

Ford is aiming to undercut all its rivals with the folding hardtop version of the Focus.

The Focus CC, which hits British roads in October, will be cheaper than both the Astra TwinTop and VW’s Eos. In base CC-1 form the Focus will cost £16,795, £200 less than the entry-level TwinTop and a hefty £2,575 cheaper than the Eos. The Focus’s kit list will include alloys, air conditioning and CD player.

It also undercuts, by £405 and £305 respectively, the older Renault Megane CC and Peugeot 307 CC. The Focus CC-2 model brings 17in wheels, an MP3 player and leather steering wheel. It will cost £17,9795, the same as a mid-spec Astra. But in £18,795 CC-3 trim (which adds leather seats, cruise control and automatic lights and wipers) the Focus is again £200 cheaper.

The CC has three engine options – 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol units (producing 98bhp and 143bhp respectively), and a 134bhp TDCi oil-burner.

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