Report: Ford is developing Focus Coupe to go up against VW Scirocco

Article by Christian A., on November 24, 2010

The Ford coupé is set on making a comeback with a vengeance. According to a report from Auto Express, Ford is developing a modern interpretation of the Capri and is hoping to compete with the VW Scirocco. As the Cougar had departed from the lineup in 2002, Ford has not had any model to rival the Scirocco.

Ford’s new model is based on the FocusMkIII, and it will serve two functions. First, it will replace the outgoing three-door hatch and secondly, it will serve as an exciting flagship for the entire range. Expect to see the Focus coupé concept make its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January.

This coupé is a ‘world car’ just like the latest Focus and Fiesta – a result of the One Ford global design strategy. In a recent interview with Auto Express, design boss Martin Smith had dropped hints about a coupé.

He said that after Ford succeeds with its basic product line-up, its plan had always been to “build more exciting products.” According to an industry insider, designers have spent a large portion of this year working on the coupé concept.

This source said that pictures of Capris on their studio walls served as inspiration. But from the first images that came out, the coupé doesn’t have a retro design and appears to be inspired by the Focus ST.

The shape is stretched and widened, and at the front, there is a gaping grille. At the rear, there is a steeply sloping screen. One particular feature that was taken from the past is the unique Capri-style curving C-pillars. Other features include LED headlights, large alloys and a centre-exit exhaust.

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Lamborghini has disclosed that it is looking into the possibility of releasing electric vehicles. With the Volkswagen Group revealing that it will be releasing electric vehicles within several years, there...
by - March 25, 2017
Daimler AG, through its Smart division, has disclosed that its two electric models, the Smart ForTwo and the Smart ForFour are now open for orders in Germany. Official market launch...
by - March 25, 2017
Lamborghini has officially offered clear proof that the Huracán Performante was able to set a new record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 6:52.01 It was in early...
by - March 25, 2017
Top Gear has revealed that for its “Stars in a Reasonably Fast Car” segment, it will now be using a slightly enhanced Toyota GT86, which in the U.S. market is...
by - March 24, 2017
Porsche is laying aside any plans of pushing another hybrid hypercar into their line-up -- at least not at this time. Oliver Blume, Porsche Global Chief confirmed in a recent...
by - March 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries