Not available in the US, the new Focus ST will also offer a 190PS 2.0-liter turbodiesel.
The 2019 WCOTY top three will be announced on March 5 in Geneva, and the winner on April 17 in New York.
The driver definitely knew what he was doing but he was also lucky not to crash.
The afterhours project is joined by newer Transit Connect, with the Mk3 Focus ST’s running gear .
Despite all that power, the owner uses it as his daily driver, at least until he gets on his next project.
Ford and General Motors dominate the list as they’re dropping sedans due to shifting consumer preferences.
The new Ford Ranger will use the same underpinnings as the Focus.
Like the Ford Mustang, the Focus ST could have a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with 286 hp.
The automaker is likely to run out of Focus sedans pretty quickly given that it offers incentives of up to $3,250.
The 2019 ECOTY winner will be announced on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, on March 4, next year.
The 2019 Focus looks familiar on the outside, but is a totally new car under the skin.
The new Ford Focus Active will go on sale in the UK in January, with exterior and interior enhancements, jacked-up suspension, updated chassis and new driving modes.