Every Focus ST now boasts 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, sports styling, body-hugging Recaro sports seats, a unique sports steering wheel and upgraded instrumentation. 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.
New Euro Ford Focus ST is powered by 225 PS, 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder Duratec engine. And comes with the potential of 150mph top speed in tandem with 0-62mph acceleration in just 6.8 seconds. Among the list of available high-tech options is a Tyre Deflation Detection System, a new audio connectivity module for external devices like Bluetooth, voice control and navigation systems plus various infotainment options including an affordable sat nav system with SD card slot.
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The Focus ST range retains ST, ST-2 and ST-3 trim grades and three or five-door hatchback bodystyles. It is priced from £18,250 - £20,850.
All this and more only for Ford's UK customers. But Ford has already promised that next generation of Focus will be a global car and same will be launched in US, Europe and other markets. The redesigned Focus is expected to debut in 2010 or 2011 and will be built on the advanced C1 platform