The 2015 Ford Focus ST Facelift was officially unveiled at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. As expected, the new model carries the same engine found on the current version, which means that under the hood there is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost with turbocharging that delivers 252 hp at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque.
The engine pushes the Focus ST Facelift from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds, while fuel consumption is just 4.4 l/100 km (64.2 UK mpg). What’s more interesting is that the 2015 Focus ST Facelift also gets a 2.0-liter TDCi diesel engine that generates 183 hp.
The diesel-powered Focus ST accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds, while fuel consumption is just 6.8 l/100 km (41.5 UK mpg). Both models offer Auto-Start-Stop for the first time and use a six-speed manual transmission.
Regarding the design, the 2015 Ford Focus ST Facelift comes with redesigned front and rear fascias, new standard LED signature lightning, redesigned headlamps, black lamp bezels, rectangular foglamps as well as a new dynamically sculpted bonnet.
In addition, we find body-coloured side sills and rear air diffuser, a rear roof spoiler but also new twin-hexagonal centre tailpipes. The design is completed by the new 19-inch ST Design alloy wheels, which are offered as an option.
The 2015 Focus ST Facelift also introduces a new dark grey exterior paint colour called Stealth but also the Deep Impact Blue that join the current Tangerine Scream, Frozen White, Panther Black, Smoke Storm and Race Red. Interior was redesigned too and comes with significantly fewer buttons, but also with an additional bank of three gauges located on the instrument binnacle that displays turbocharger boost pressure, oil temperature and oil pressure information.
The steering wheel was redesigned too and now features a flat bottom with soft-feel leather covered rim. Moreover, we find a satin chrome-topped gear level, ST pedals, satin chrome door grab handles, illuminated aluminum scuff plates and sports seats developed by Ford and Recaro.
According to Ford, the 2015 Focus ST Facelift will be offered in ST1, ST2 and ST3 trim levels. ST1 seats feature grey/charcoal/anthracite black fabric; ST2 adds partial leather with base and side bolsters available in four colours (Tangerine Scream; Performance Blue; Smoke Storm or Race Red); ST3 seats have a full charcoal black leather finish.
Ford’s redesigned Focus ST arrives with advanced technology such as the Ford SYNC 2 connectivity system, Adaptive Front Lightning, and the Active City Stop collision that is now operative at speeds of up to 31 mph or 50 km/h.