This is the recently introduced convertible version of the Focus - the Coupé-Cabriolet (CC) designation signifies that it is one of those metal roof convertibles that are so popular these days. Interesting to see that although the two cars couldn't be more different in appearance, the Focus CC carries a Pininfarina badge on its flanks, just like last week's Verdict test car, the Alfa Spider.
Only two other thoughts at the moment.
1) the rather bright orangey beige leather seats are going to take a bit of getting used to.
2) it's not an ST - once you've had a chance to try one of those marvellous machines, other versions of the Focus, good as they are, tend to end up feeling just a little bit ordinary.
But we shall see.
Off to Yorkshire with this one.