Hot hatchback sport cars are finally ‘in’ in America. For the very first time, Ford has manufactured a car – the Focus ST, just to answer the long-reining Volkswagen GTI.
The car’s looks are simply amazing, as it has sleek lines and looks both light and substantial at the same time, which clearly shows that Ford’s designers have just done a superb job.
Under the hood, the ford is powered by a 252-horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque version of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder Eco Boost engine, which gives an average mileage of 23 mpg in city and 32 on highway.
The Eco Boost engine used in the new ford bundle the ST to a top speed of 154 mph. The Ford’s Focus ST features a six-speed manual transmission.
The best part of Focus ST is that the cabin of the car is very quiet, as the designers have piped engine sounds into the cabin through a tube in the firewall.
Using the much hyped torque vectoring system in the Focus ST, the company has put more than 17 horsepower in a front-wheel drive car, which has improved the straight-line acceleration in Focus ST.
Adding on to it, the company claims that the Focus ST is equipped with a sound symposer box that “enriches the natural sounds of the motor by capturing internal engine oscillations and piping them through the interior under throttle”.
Along with some new add-ons the standard feature of the car include Ford’s SYNC connectivity system, 18-inch alloy wheels, intelligent access with push button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and fog lamps. The base model of the car is available with a price tag of $24,115.