Ford talks new Focus ST
U.S. automotive giant Ford has released new details concerning the next generation of its Focus ST model. Sales of the updated hatchback and estate/wagon will begin in summer 2019.
Like the main Focus series, the ST trim still utilizes the old C2 chassis. It rides 10 millimeters (0.4”) lower than the non-ST one, and sports CCD adaptive suspension which is stiffer than the standard one.
Engine choices include a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine rated at 280 hp (210 kW) and a 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel with 190 hp (142 kW). The former can be obtained with a six-speed manual and 7-speed automatic transmission, while the latter only supports manual.
The EcoBoost engine features improved intercooler design, as well as “innovative” intake and exhaust systems. All EcoBoost cars get an electronically controlled diff lock called eLSD, while all EcoBlue models get torque vectoring control.
The standard equipment of the new Focus ST includes a 4.2” digital instrument panel, an 8” infotainment display, adaptive headlights, active cruise control, Parking Assist and Evasive Steering Assist. A projection display and 18”/19” wheels are available as paid extras.
Interior trim options include genuine leather and Miko Dinamica.
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