The next-generation Ford Focus has been identified going through winter testing. Reports recommend a much faster Focus ST might come fitted with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine– scaled down from the present car’s 2.0-litre system. Information of the brand-new ST are still scarce, however Ford sees performance models as important to identify the Focus from its competitors in a congested market. So far, ST models have actually been more popular than the more recently introduced Vignale high-end variants. The 2018 Ford Focus ST are anticipated to preserve their formula of affordable and accessible efficiency, combined with road manners that motivate everyday use.
2018 Ford Focus ST Styling
Under the skin, the Focus is most likely to keep the existing version’s Global C-car platform. However, Palmer’s team will have been given a brief to make sure the set-up maintains suspension comfort, while rediscovering more of the handling agility that made the Mk1 and Mk2 cars so popular. The existing model is a perhaps good-looking car and we expect this upcoming model to boast similar sharp lines and smart proportions. Our special render, revealed below, reveals exactly what the standard Focus might look like– high-performance ST versions ought to look noticeably more aggressive. A honeycomb grille, big alloy wheels and a stylish body set are all expected to make an appearance on the brand-new car while many ST badges will help less sharp-eyed enthusiasts different this model from a standard diesel hatchback.
2018 Ford Focus ST Interior
The 2018 Ford Focus ST expected to boast a spacious cabin featuring an all-new touchscreen infotainment system, a minimalistic dash and enhanced well-rounded exposure over the old car. Leading spec models could feature a digital dash cluster, changing more conventional evaluates– a feature seen on the facelifted Ford Mustang. The brand-new car should likewise provide rear passengers more head and legroom than the outbound ST and need to come with a substantially bigger boot, too.
2018 Ford Focus ST Engine
The present Focus ST’s 2.0-litre engine boasts a healthy 252hp, ample power for the majority of chauffeurs. The next generation’s ST’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine could produce as much as 275hp. Similar to the present model, a potent diesel ST variation might also be readily available– probably 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 few months after the standard models. Hatchback and estate models might cost from around ₤ 26,000 and ₤ 27,00 o respectively.