The next-generation Ford Focus has been identified undergoing winter season screening. Reports suggest a faster Focus ST could come fitted with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine– downsized from the present car’s 2.0-litre system. Details of the new ST are still scarce, but Ford sees performance models as important to identify the Focus from its rivals in a crowded market. Up until now, ST models have been more popular than the more just recently introduced Vignale high-end variants. The 2018 Ford Focus ST are expected to keep their formula of economical and available performance, integrated with road good manners that encourage everyday usage.
2018 Ford Focus ST Styling
Under the skin, the Focus is likely to retain the existing variation’s Global C-car platform. Nevertheless, Palmer’s group will have been provided a quick to make sure the set-up maintains suspension convenience, while rediscovering more of the handling agility that made the Mk1 and Mk2 cars so popular. The current model is a perhaps handsome car and we expect this upcoming model to boast comparable sharp lines and wise percentages. Our special render, shown below, shows what the basic Focus might look like– high-performance ST versions should look significantly more aggressive. A honeycomb grille, big alloy wheels and a sporty body package are all anticipated to make an appearance on the brand-new car while various ST badges will help less sharp-eyed enthusiasts separate this model from a basic diesel hatchback.
2018 Ford Focus ST Interior
The 2018 Ford Focus ST anticipated to boast a roomy cabin including an all-new touchscreen infotainment system, a minimalistic dash and enhanced well-rounded visibility over the old car. Top spec models might feature a digital dash cluster, changing more conventional determines– a feature seen on the facelifted Ford Mustang. The new car needs to likewise use rear passengers more head and legroom than the outbound ST and should include a substantially bigger boot, too.
2018 Ford Focus ST Engine
The present Focus ST’s 2.0-litre engine boasts a healthy 252hp, more than enough power for the majority of drivers. The next generation’s ST’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine could produce as much as 275hp. Just like the present model, a potent diesel ST version could likewise be readily available– most likely powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder system.
2018 Ford Focus ST Price and Release Date
The 2018 Ford Focus ST hatchback and estate models are anticipated go on sale in early 2018, a number of months after the basic models. Hatchback and estate models might cost from around ₤ 26,000 and ₤ 27,00 o respectively.