Prior to the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Ford unveiled today the 2012 Focus ST, a new generation of the sporty hatchback which comes with plenty of goodies.
As expected, the 2012 Focus ST received a smaller 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine delivering 250 PS or almost 247 hp (the current generation is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine producing 225 hp).
The new model will also offer a completely new body kit consisting of a new aggressive front bumper with a big front grille suggesting the power of the car, new side sills, a rear roof spoiler and a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and central exhaust system.
Inside, the car continues the sporty touch and features Recaro sport buckets as well as a new sports steering wheel. The car which will be on display at the Paris Motor Show is finished in 'Tangerine Scream', a very beautiful color set to attract every look.
Ford will also bring in Paris, the new Mondeo and the C-MAX, and visitors will also see the debut of the ultra-low CO2 Mondeo ECOnetic version.
The Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX will be represented by high series Titanium models, powered by a Ford EcoBoost 1.6-litre petrol engine capable to deliver 180 PS and by the updated 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel. The Ford stand also showcases the latest S- MAX and Galaxy models which were launched earlier in 2010.
The third generation Ford Focus ST has arrived. It is packed with technology using the latest global C-car platform. In addition, it has a new Advanced Driver Assistance feature that alerts the driver to possible hazards, or assists with greater vehicle control.
There are active safety features such as the Torque Vectoring Control system. Acting like a torque vectoring differential, it improves road grip, cornering stability and balances the vehicle thereby vastly improving the driving experience.
Director of Global Performance Vehicles, Jost Capito, poignantly summarised the legacy of Focus when he said that the third edition would be known as the “affordable, high performance ST models [of] the future.”