9 July 2019

New Focus ST here in August

Irish fans of Ford performance cars will be able to get the new generation Focus ST from next month, writes Brian Byrne.

The car is powered by a 280hp 2.3 petrol or a 190hp 2.0 diesel. The new model will feature a front limited slip differential and launches with a 6-speed manual gearbox. A 7-speed auto will come later.

It is also the first Focus ST with selectable Drive Modes. Standard is an advanced independent rear suspension, while a continuously controlled damping system is an option.

ST-badged Recaro sports seats are standard.

The new car is priced from €39,995.