The 2012 Ford Focus ST is the one of the hottest models in the
Focus lineup, sitting below the Focus RS in terms of performance
The car will be launched in early 2012, and it will be available
in most markets where the Focus is sold - and it won't be softened
up to suit different markets either. That means the US version
of the Focus ST will be just as good as the European model.
The 2012 Ford Focus ST is powered by a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder
equipped with Ford's EcoBoost technology - or turbocharger as
the rest of the world calls it. This engine produces 250 horsepower
and sends its power to the front wheels.
Ford hasn't yet released much in the way of details for the
2012 Focus ST. There should be some more information available
after the car's unveiling at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Below is the official press release for the 2012 Ford Focus
At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Ford Motor Company's group vice
president for Global Product Development, Derrick Kuzak, promised
that an exciting new performance version of the next generation
Ford Focus was in development.
At Paris, Ford is delivering on that promise by revealing an
early preview model of the exciting next-generation Ford Focus
ST. Targeted for launch in all global markets from early 2012,
the all-new Ford Focus ST will be Ford's first high-performance
model developed under its global Performance Vehicles strategy.
The new range-topping Focus - which features a unique 250PS
version of the new 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine
- will be completely true to Ford's ST heritage, offering driving
enthusiasts an intoxicating cocktail of exhilarating performance
and handling accompanied by an addictive sound.
Visitors to the Paris display also cannot fail to notice the
show carís highly distinctive sports exterior, which is finished
in 'Tangerine Scream', a dramatic new body colour that reflects
the new ST's exciting and energetic character.
Similar and related vehicles:
Ford Focus RS
Ford Focus RS500 Mk2 (2010)
Ford Focus RS Mk1 (2002-2003)