The new Ford Focus ST will debut at the Paris auto show on September 30, 2011. The 2013 Ford Focus ST will go on sale in the U.S. in early 2012
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Under the hood, there is no more than a 247 horsepower version of Ford’s much vaunted direct-injection turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost will be good for somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 hp.
The theme name of the new color is ‘Tangerine Scream’, like yellow with more strong and more elegant color.
At first glance the interior is identical to a lowly 1.4 LX, but squint a bit and you’ll see plenty of bits to keep performance junkies happy. A trio of gauges sit atop the dash, giving information on turbo boost, oil pressure and temperature, while silver bits emblazed with ‘ST’ sit on the steering wheel and gear knob. The leather Recaro seats were some of the comfiest I’ve sat in, but I did find myself sliding around when cornering hard. The matching orange and black cloth seats which come with Electric Orange models provided more grip.Sources rumors that the 2013 Ford suggest that the production Focus ST line will also include a sedan version, possibly to be previewed in Paris as well.
Ford is also promising pull suspension and larger brakes and tires to balance the horsepower. Expect the Ford Focus ST price at least $ 25,000.