New Focus ST
Ford has unveiled the new Focus ST model, which will benefit from a number of interior and exterior upgrades introduced to the rest of the Focus range earlier this year. It has been created by Ford TeamRS - the company's performance vehicle arm - but much of the cars dynamics remain unchanged. Under the bonnet lies the familiar 225bhp, 2.5-litre Duratec engine which delivers around 150mph and a 0-62mph time of 6.8 seconds. The range will still have three trim levels, ST, ST2 and ST3 and the option of three or five-door body styles. The ST boasts 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, sports styling, body-hugging Recaro sports seats, a unique sports steering wheel and upgraded instrumentation as standard. New to this generation of ST are the 'Ford Power' starter button and Easyfuel capless refuelling system. Upgrading to ST-2 adds a Sony audio system, bi-xenon lights, LED rear lights and Quickclear heated windscreen while the ST-3 includes an in-dash six CD player plus full leather trim. Prices will range from £18,250 to £20,850.