Everything You Need To Know About The Ford Focus ST
20 July 2020
The all-new Ford Focus ST is a car that’s built for the track but designed to perform on any road. Delivering up to 280 PS and 420 Nm of torque, it is the most powerful Ford Focus ST to ever be built. Available as a 5-door hatchback or an estate, here is everything you need to know about the all-new Ford Focus ST.
It was voted Hot Hatch of the Year 2019
Thanks to its all-round performance and enjoyable driving experience, BBC Top Gear Magazine named the Ford Focus ST as its favourite hot hatch in last year’s awards. The industry-leading publication even went as far as describing the car as “faultless” - a term you don’t hear thrown around and a true testament to the Ford Focus ST’s impressive build.
Stability without sacrifice
The new Ford Focus ST is the first front wheel drive Ford vehicle to come with an electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD). This new addition improves stability on corners, offering superior performance and a smoother ride than ever before. By analysing data from a number of sensors, the all-new Focus ST can adjust the torque split between the wheels in a fraction of a second. The result is greater traction, cornering and stability.
An exhilarating and carefree driving experience
That’s not to say that it takes any of the fun out of driving the Focus ST, though. Far from it, the new Ford Focus ST is more responsive than its predecessors, offering the exhilarating driving experience that you would expect from this sporty car. Whether you opt for the 6-speed manual transmission or the new 7-speed automatic transmission, you can enjoy a more dynamic driving experience without increasing the number of trips you need to make to the petrol station.
The all-new Ford Focus ST is a car that was born for the track, and its racing car-inspired features make for a fun and effortless drive on almost any terrain.
If you choose the automatic transmission, the all-new Focus ST comes with built-in Paddle Shifters. This handy feature, which is usually only found on high end sports cars, lets you easily change gears from the Focus ST’s steering wheel. When you want to enjoy the dynamic driving experience of an exhilarating performance car, switch the Focus ST’s Selectable Drive Mode from “Normal” to “Track”. In no time at all, your Ford Focus ST will transform from a refined tourer to a track-worthy ride.
Whether you choose the 5-door hatch or opt for the estate, there’s no doubt that the all-new Ford Focus ST is a car that has class. Its sporty body comes in a choice of seven striking shades, such as Race Red, Orange Fury and Ford Performance Blue. On the inside, you’ll find highly supportive RECARO sports seats with signature ST branding along with sleek accents that include an aluminium gear stick, alloy pedals and a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel. An optional full-length panoramic sunroof lets in maximum light to create a bright and airy ride for everybody on board. What’s more is the impressive B&O Premium Audio System with 360° surround sound, 10 speakers, 675 Watts & Digital Sound Processor and Head Up display – which all come as standard.