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Ford Focus ST Automatic: New ‘Twin Personality’ Gearbox For 2020

By Stephen Turvil | June 18, 2020

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Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost overview as this fun, fast, sporty family car becomes available with auto transmission.

Ford Focus ST Automatic: New ‘Twin Personality’ Gearbox For 2020
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Good news! The Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost is the fastest, sportiest, most thrilling version of this fashionable family car and it is now available with ‘twin personality’ automatic transmission. You can therefore pick the personality that suits your personal preferences and/or the road conditions. So, what personality do you want today: feisty beast or comfortable cruiser?

Let us consider how this 7-speed auto transmission works. You operate it via a sleek, silver and black, rotary dial between the front seats. Move it to ‘D’ for drive to cruise effortlessly through beautiful scenery, easily make your way through heavy traffic, or waft along the motorway. The transmission now automatically engages the gears on your behalf. You can just relax.  

Hang on, though. The Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost has rock-solid handling and a potent engine – so it is capable of more than cruising. On fun, twisty roads you can therefore select gears manually via paddles behind the steering wheel. The car’s personality now evolves. It is rawer and more intense. It is far more engaging. These strengths ensure you feel even more connected.  

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Power, speed, fuel efficiency

The Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost is more than its automatic transmission. The petrol engine produces 280PS at 5,500rpm and 420Nm of torque between 3,000 and 4,000rpm. Expect 0-62mph in 6 seconds (hatchback) or 6.1 seconds (estate). Top speed is 155mph. Such figures command respect among enthusiasts. Furthermore, despite its power the vehicle averages 34.4mpg. That is reasonable.  

Sporty styling and further strengths

Ford Focus ST styling further confirms that it is a powerful, sporty lifestyle statement. It therefore has: a rear spoiler, red brake callipers, imposing alloy wheels, privacy glass, sports pedals, a flat-bottom steering wheel, part leather sports seats, and ‘ST’ badges. Such traits ensure it stands out from the crowd. This car is not for the shy and retiring. Other strengths include:

 - blends power and practicality, e.g. plenty of space for a family and luggage so you can share adventures with loved ones

 - feels robust and built to last

 - high equipment specification, e.g. rear-view camera

 - good visibility that makes it easy to park.

Ford Focus ST

Price and availability

The Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost can be ordered now with auto transmission and delivered from July 2020. The hatchback costs £34,710 and the estate is £36,110. Dealerships have therefore reopened after lockdown and steps are being taken to protect you, staff, and others. Furniture is cleaned frequently, for example. So, if you want a fast, fashionable, sporty family car now is the time.  

 

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