The new Ford Focus ST is here – and you don’t have to wait long to get behind the wheel. We’ll be getting the first deliveries of this 276hp super hatch in summer 2019, so you can among the first to drive it.
The 2019 Focus ST is more powerful than any previous model, with 276hp from its 2.3-litre petrol engine, which is also shared with the Mustang. Where allowed, you’ll be able to scorch from 0-62mph in under six seconds, but it’s far more than a sports car. It’s a Jekyll and Hyde car – switch the driving modes from Sport to Normal, and the Focus ST becomes more comfortable and a sublime long-distance cruiser.
It’s comfortable thanks to Ford’s Continuously Controlled Damping, which acts with the new suspension setup to iron out bumps. The car scans the road ahead every two milliseconds, preparing the components for bumps or camber changes. Ford has also fitted a limited-slip differential to further improve the cornering and stability. It’s even got anti-lag technology from the Ford GT supercar!
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to the new Focus ST – if you’d like diesel power, you can get an ST with a 187hp 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine; the most powerful diesel ever offered in a Focus. You can also choose between a six-speed manual and a slick seven-speed automatic gearbox, and there’s the option of hatchback or estate.
Once you’ve chosen your perfect Focus ST model, you can specify a Performance Pack, turning the car up to 11. You’ll get launch control to get the perfect start each time, rev-matching on the manual gearbox to change gear right each time, and a dedicated Track mode to set the car up for racing. Red brake calipers show its intent from the outside.
Inside, you’ll know you’re in a special car. Get comfy in the sporty Recaro seats, and enjoy the interior. The aluminium gear knob, pedals, scuff plates and trim inserts are all unique to the ST, and there are ST badges aplenty.
The Focus ST comes with a truly incredible kit list. Ford’s thrown most of its catalogue at the ST, including semi-autonomous driving, active parking assistance, adaptive lighting so you’ll always see the road ahead, and a head-up display to allow you to keep your eyes forward. You’ll also stay entertained, with FordPass Connect, a WiFi hotspot, SYNC 3 and smartphone connectivity.
It’s as effortless to drive as any other Focus model, but has the stand-out performance to excite the keenest drivers.
The ST builds on the Focus’ sophisticated look with some tasty additions. There’s a new lower grille with a hexagonal pattern and a bigger spoiler. ST models also get unique alloy wheels and several exclusive paint colours, including Performance Blue and Orange Fury – pick one of these and you’re bound to turn heads! Ford has also moved the exhaust pipes, meaning you can now tow with the ST if you wish.
Buy your Ford Focus ST through Hartwell and you’ll benefit from our century of expertise. We have trained technicians, the latest equipment and thousands of happy customers! If you want to be among the first to drive this stunning car, click the button below.