Ford Focus ST Unveiled At Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Jun 14

Ford reveals the 247bhp facelifted Ford Focus ST hot hatch

Ford has made public an all new ST hot hatch which features a refreshed design, updated 2.0 litre engine and a new diesel variant for the first time in the cars history. This hot hatch made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014. Ford has fitted more aggressive bumpers and the classic hexagonal grille has been taken from the old car. A new dark grey paintjob, called Stealth, has been added to the range along with Deep Impact Blue. As ever, Tangerine Scream, Frozen White, Panther Black and Race Red are also available.

In terms of performance the 247bhp 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine is the same and doesn’t offer anything extra. Acceleration from 0-62mph still takes 6.5 seconds but Ford has boosted fuel economy up from 39.2mpg to 41.5mpg with the addition of a stop-start system for the first time. It also drops CO2 emissions from 169g/km to 158g/km. If you are after better fuel economy then Ford’s new 2.0 TDCi ST will be a welcome addition to the line up. The same engine produces 148bhp but due to some tweaks power is up to 182bhp. It is also able to give 64.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 114g/km, figures close to the Golf GTD’s 67.3mpg and 109g/km figures. Ford says the diesel ST will go from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds six-tenths slower than the GTD.

The interior is all focused around a new eight-inch touchscreen in the centre console, which now controls the SYNC 2 infotainment system. The new technology Adaptive Front Lighting adjusts the headlights based on distance to objects, speed and steering angle and Cross Traffic Alert, which aims to stop drivers reversing in to traffic approaching from the side. The Focus ST is available in the same ST-1, ST-2 and ST-3 trim levels as before, and will be available to order from autumn, with prices from around £22,000. The first deliveries are expected in early 2015.