We are not sure when Ford is planning to release official pricing for its U.S. market 2013 Focus ST, but a leaked dealer document discovered on the FordSTNation forums by the team over at Jalopnik tells us that the hot hatchback will start at $23,700 when it arrives in dealerships across the States within the next few weeks.
The aforementioned MSRP does not include a destination and handling fee (*), which should be the same as the rest of the Focus lineup at $795, bringing up the price to $24,495.
We also see the cost of some options including the moonroof at $895, the navigation system at $795, the Tangerine Scream Tricoat Paint at $495, and the engine block heater at $35. There are also two equipment packages named 201A ($2,505) and 201A ($4,840), though we don't get any details about their content.
As a quick reminder, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged inline four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 250-horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, propels the Focus ST. The standard transmission is a six-speed manual gearbox that drives the front wheels only.
The Focus ST's closest competitor in the hatchback segment is the 200-horsepower Volkswagen Golf GTI that starts from $23,995 in three-door guise and $24,495 in five-door trim, excluding a destination and handling fee.
Another vehicle that will compete with the Focus ST in the States is the 201hp Hyundai Veloster Turbo, which will launch this summer, with pricing still pending.