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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

2009 Ford Focus Coupe

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Alongside the redesigned Focus sedan for 2008 comes a completely new body style -- the Focus Focus Coupe. The two-door model replaces the hatchback offered as a part of the previous-generation Focus lineup.

For the most part, the Focus Coupe is identical to its sedan counterpart, minus two doors. It weighs the same, it has an identical wheelbase, and it's even the same overall length.

The Coupe shares the Sedan's new aggressive styling theme, which incorporates a more stylish grille, new headlights, and redesign taillights. It also boasts a redesigned cabin with silver metallic finishing on the dashboard and center console, available ambient interior lighting, and available leather seating with contrast stitching.

The ambient lighting system has seven available colors that can be selected using a switch. They are red, blue, aqua, purple, white, green and yellow.

The car is powered by a 2.0-liter, Duratec 20 dual-overhead-cam, inline four-cylinder engine delivering an estimated 136 hp. The new engine also offers improved air intake system, cooling and exhaust system are designed to improve the smoothness, efficiency, and response of the powertrain.

The new engine also brings a variant which qualifies in states adopting California emission standards that qualifies Focus as a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle when using the Duratec 20E engine.

Suspension and chassis refinements improve ride and handling. Improved sealing and sound deadening are used to enhance audio performance and reduce road noise. Also offered is FordSync, the new Focus promises to serve as a "second home on wheels."