All-New Focus ST Revealed…
Added: 20 February 2019
Have you seen the photos of the All-New Ford Focus ST? They’ve just been revealed and everyone at Day’s Ford is getting very excited!
The All-New Focus ST will deliver nimble hot-hatch thrills in a stylish, comfortable family car. Available as a five-door hatchback or an estate, it will offer unique suspension, braking and powertrain configurations - delivering the most responsive and agile Focus ST driving experience ever - both on the road and on the track.
Here’s the overview from our Day’s Ford team...
Responsive Power Delivery
A new engine line-up will create up to 12% more power and 17% more torque compared with the previous generation Focus ST. A choice of six-speed manual or new, quick-shifting, seven-speed automatic transmissions will be available and Selectable Drive Modes technology will be introduced to the Focus ST for the first time.
Meanwhile, Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) will come as standard for five-door EcoBoost variants and will enhance the short long arm (SLA) independent rear suspension configuration for ultimate refinement.
Leo Roeks, director at Ford Performance commented, “Intelligent technologies make the All-New Focus ST the most ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ yet, able to switch from refined tourer to focussed performance car at the push of a button.
"We’ve incorporated learnings from programmes including the Ford GT and Focus RS to develop a mid-size performance car with a degree of flexibility that’s unique in its segment.”
Sporty Driving Experience
The new Focus ST’s six-speed manual transmission enables more urgent gear-changes and provides a sportier feel with a shift-throw reduction of 7% compared with the standard All-New Focus. Alongside this, Ford’s new rev-matching technology that debuted on the new Ford Mustang will also be introduced, as part of an optional Performance Pack.
Rev-matching enables less-experienced performance drivers to benefit from the seamless, momentum-maintaining gearshifts delivered by the “heel-and-toe” driving technique, while also enabling experienced performance drivers to deactivate the system if they prefer.
Developed for Form and Function
Designed to be as comfortable as it is fun-to-drive, the All-New Focus ST will keep the class-leading roominess of the standard Focus range, but it is further enhanced with an upscale interior that’s both practical and sporty.
ESE technology will amplify engine and exhaust noise in Sport and Track modes, heightening the sports driving sensation. Leo Roeks enthuses...
“The Focus ST’s sporty ‘pops and bangs’ soundtrack perfectly matches the car’s feisty performance and is an essential part of the ST experience.”
The unique new Focus ST interior boasts Recaro seats, a sports steering wheel, ST-embossed aluminium gear knob and scuff plates, alloy pedals, metallic hexagonal and satin silver decorative elements, as well as metal grey stitching for the seats, door inserts and centre console.
Want to see it for yourself? We’re expecting the All-New Focus ST to arrive at our Day’s Ford showrooms in Swansea, Gorseinon, Neath and Haverfordwest this summer. We can’t wait to see it!
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