Ford Europe Denied New Coupe Because of Crisis
Just like VW took the Golf 3-door, removed some of the practicality and turned it into the sexy Scirocco, Ford could have made the Focus ST into a FWD coupe with a slightly wider track. But their proposal for a glamorous coupe to slot under the Mustang has been denied.
According to Inside Line sources, Ford CEO Alan Mulally rejected the car because the European market for such niche vehicles is weak.
Still, at least Europe will be getting the Mustang, imported from America. But some people will be put off by the size, the still thirsty engines and the price, which likely will creep to up to over €40,000 after taxes.