The facelifted version of Ford’s performance flagship Focus goes on sale at dealerships across Great Britain from May 1. Priced between £18,250 and £20,850, the new Focus ST benefits from the new exterior and interior styling changes introduced across the rest of the 2008 Focus line-up. There are no mechanical changes with the ST retaining the 225 Hp, 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine that can deliver a potential 150mph top speed in tandem with 0-62mph acceleration in 6.8 seconds. -Continued
Like its predecessor, the new Focus ST will be available in ST-2 and ST-3 trim grades and three or five-door hatchback bodystyles. Standard equipment on all versions includes 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, sports styling, body-hugging Recaro sports seats, a unique sports steering wheel and upgraded instrumentation.
New to this generation of ST are the ‘Ford Power’ starter button and Easyfuel capless refuelling system. Upgrading to ST-2 adds a Sony audio system, bi-xenon lights, LED rear lights and Quickclear heated windscreen while the ST-3 includes an in-dash six CD player plus full leather trim.