The All-New Focus ST has been developed by Ford Performance and builds on the class-leading driving dynamics of the fourth generation Focus to deliver nimble hot-hatchback thrills in a stylish, comfortable and practical family car.
Available in five-door and wagon body styles, the All-New Focus ST engine line-up includes Ford’s 280 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol and 190 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines, offering up to 12 per cent more power and 17 per cent more torque compared with the previous generation Focus ST.
Further powertrain enhancements include Ford’s first application of an electronic limited-slip differential for a front-wheel drive vehicle, sharpening responses to changing grip levels and driver inputs using computer-controlled pre-emptive actuation.
A choice of six-speed manual or quick-shifting new seven-speed automatic transmissions is offered, and Selectable Drive Modes technology is introduced to the Focus ST for the first time, enabling drivers to adjust the vehicle’s character to suit the driving scenario. Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) – standard for five-door EcoBoost variants – enhances the short long arm (SLA) independent rear suspension configuration for ultimate refinement.