The wagon variant of the 2020 Ford Focus ST was revealed in Europe overnight.
European buyers will get the option of petrol or diesel power, however, all Australian bound examples will be powered by a 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine producing 206kW of power and 420Nm of torque. It will be matched with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission that sends drive to the front wheels.
Every ST variant will feature an electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD), a new electric steering system, bespoke-specification Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres and the New Steering Torque Disturbance Reduction software (it’s a mouthful) to reduce torque steer.
Ford’s new Continuously Controlled Damping is also included, the system continually monitors suspension, body, steering and braking inputs and adjusts damping responses for better ride quality and driving dynamics.
While Ford is yet to provide the official figure, as a result of the raft of changes, buyers can expect the ST to hit 100km/h from a standstill in under 6.0 seconds.
Interior highlights include a flat-bottom steering wheel, Recaro seats, ST-specific digital instrumentation for the drive modes and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system running Sync 3.
Like the wider Focus range, the ST gets a long list of standard safety kit including adaptive cruise control with stop & go, speed sign recognition, lane-centering and evasive steer assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive LED lights with automatic levelling and auto high-beam.
Ford has confirmed the Focus ST range will be available in Australia in early 2020, additional specifications and pricing information will be announced closer to the launch date.
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