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Introducing the All-New Focus ST

04 April 2019

Introducing the All-New Focus ST The All-New Ford Focus ST blends track-day performance, B-road fun and everyday usability without compromise. Enhanced with advanced sports technologies, the new ST will go on sale in the summer.

Today Ford revealed the all-new Focus ST. Developed by Ford Performance, the new ST is set to be a nimble hot-hatchback with all the benefits of being a stylish, comfortable and practical family car.

The new Focus ST offers the class-leading driving dynamics of the fourth-generation Focus in both five-door and wagon body styles. The new C2 architecture is enhanced with unique suspension, braking and powertrain configurations for the most responsive and agile Focus ST driving experience ever.

The engine line-up offers drivers 12% more power and 17% more torque compared with previous Focus ST generations. Ford’s 280 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol and 190 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines both deliver impressive power and torque for a fast-revving sports performance.


There is a choice of a six-speed manual or a quick-shifting new seven-speed automatic transmissions, and Selectable Drive Modes technology is introduced to the Focus ST for the first time which allows the driver to change the vehicle's character to suit the driving scenario. The car is able to switch from a refined tourer to a focussed performance car at the push of a button.

The ST has been given the most powerful engine ever offered to any Focus ST with the new generation of Ford's 2.3-litre EcoBoost all-aluminium engine and the advanced turbocharging technology allows the car to deliver 280 PS power at 5,500 rpm and supports a 0-62mph acceleration in less than 6 seconds.

Plus, Ford's 190 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue is the most powerful diesel engine ever offered for a Ford Focus model. The new optimised diesel powertrain produces 10% more power and more than twice as much torque as the 2.0-litre Duratec ST petrol engine that was in the first generation Focus ST.

Ford’s sophisticated CCD technology monitors suspension, body, steering and braking inputs every 2 milliseconds in order to adjust damping responses for outstanding ride quality and driving dynamics.


Developed to be as comfortable as it is fun-to-drive, the all-new Focus ST features an upscale and roomy interior that balances everyday practicality and a truly sporty driving experience. In addition to the sports steering wheel and Ebony coloured Recaro seats, the unique Focus ST's interior intensifies the sporty atmosphere with an ST-embossed aluminium gear knob and scuff plates; alloy pedals; metallic hexagonal and satin silver decorative elements; and metal grey stitching for the seats, door inserts and centre console soft side pads.

A larger, more steeply angled rear roof spoiler increases downforce to support the Focus ST’s driving dynamics. A twin exit tailpipe configuration borders the aggressively styled rear diffuser element, and the Performance Pack also adds red brake callipers.

Exterior colour options chosen to emphasise the Focus ST’s dynamic styling include exclusive Ford Performance Blue and Orange Fury, alongside Frozen White, Magnetic grey, Race Red, Ruby Red and Shadow Black. Bold alloy wheel options include 18-inch Dark Sparkle and Magnetite designs, with a 19-inch wheel also offered in Magnetite.

The Focus ST also benefits from the comprehensive range of sophisticated Ford driver assistance technologies that have helped the all-new Focus win 13 awards and a 5-star safety rating since going on sale in 2018. Seamlessly integrated technologies include: Adaptive Cruise Control, Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition, Lane-Centring, Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System, Active Park Assist 2, the first Head-up display to be offered in Europe, Evasive Steering Assist and Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility free of charge. On top of all that technology, the available FordPass Connect embedded modem technology turns the vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices.

“Our target was to deliver an all-new Focus ST that is as effortless to drive day-to-day as the rest of the Focus line-up,” Roeks, Ford Performance Director of Europe, said. “The model’s comprehensive range of technologies means customers gain exhilarating ST performance without sacrifice.”

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