All-New Focus ST Introducing the All-New Focus ST


Pure driving joy

This is the Focus like you’ve never seen it before. The All-New Focus ST has been precision engineered to be more powerful, more responsive and more fun to drive than ever. The 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is expected to produce an impressive 420 Nm of torque and 280 PS of power. Alongside a 2.0-litre diesel expected to produce 400 Nm of torque and 190 PS of power. And a new, fine-tuned suspension enables you to truly connect with the road, delivering greater control and exhilarating driving dynamics.

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Driving Experience


Tailor your experience

The Focus ST delivers the ultimate Focus driving experience. Available with Selectable Drive Modes, including Normal, Sport, and Track, you can seamlessly change your Focus from a refined tourer to an exhilarating performance car. The precision-tuned chassis has been combined with Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD), which continuously adjusts suspension settings to ensure outstanding ride quality and driving dynamics, whatever the conditions. This is a Focus that’s built for the road and born for the track.

Fine-tune your driving experience

The Focus ST is available with four Selectable Drive Modes: Slippery, Normal, Sport and Track. Each setting fine-tunes the hot hatch's performance by modifying engine mapping, throttle position, brake pedal and steering response. This is combined with Enhanced Torque Vectoring, Electronic Stability Control, and a performance-tuned chassis, for optimal handling whether you’re driving on the motorway or enjoying a day on the track.

Outstanding ride quality

The new Focus ST comes armed Ford’s sophisticated Continuously Controlled Damping technology. This smart system continuously monitors vehicle suspension. It then adjusts individual damping responses to deliver enhanced comfort and outstanding driving dynamics. For petrol vehicles equipped with the optional Ford Performance Pack, an enhanced, adaptive version of CCD makes further adjustments to the suspension settings. According to the individual drive mode you have selected, the system will fine-tune individual damper settings to optimise your chosen drive mode.

Faster off the line

Designed to deliver a consistent take off and maximise acceleration off the line, Focus ST is equipped with Launch Control. Set the maximum rpm for the engine and you can put your foot flat on the throttle whilst the car holds your desired rpm.

Seamless downshifting

For the first time, the new Focus ST is available with rev-matching technology. The smart system is designed to make dropping into a lower gear faster and smoother. This enables less experienced drivers to enjoy momentum-maintaining gearshifts delivered by advanced heel and toe driving techniques. More experienced performance drivers can deactivate the technology if they prefer.​

Drive like a pro

The Shift Indicator Light is designed to optimise your gear shifts for improved performance driving. A red-coloured ST logo is perfectly positioned in the rev counter and illuminates to let you know the best time to shift gears.​

Your personal driving assistant

Co-Pilot360 combines a range of technologies that, together, work to make your driving experience more comfortable and more enjoyable than ever. For example, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go automatically adjusts your cruise control speed based on the vehicle ahead. If traffic slows to a standstill, the engine will automatically stop and restart your Focus ST when the road clears. The system can even recognise speed signs and adjust your cruise control speed accordingly. Lane Centring technology can also provide steering assistance by following road markings to help keep you positioned in the middle of your lane.​

Helping you see around bends

Adaptive Lighting with Ford Dynamic LED headlights delivers a precise and intensely bright light pattern that automatically adjusts to suit different road and driving conditions. In addition, the glare-free high beam adjusts itself automatically to avoid dazzling other drivers, and the new system can even read the curve of the road to illuminate corners and crossings before you enter them. This feature also includes daytime running lights for enhanced visibility.

Important information at a glance

The Head-Up display projects your Focus ST’s dashboard information into your field of vision, so you can stay informed without having to glance down to the dashboard. The information shown on the colour display can also be fully customised to suit your preferences​

Stress-free cruise control

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go adjusts your cruise control speed based on the vehicle ahead. If traffic slows to a standstill, the system can bring your ST to a complete stop. And when the traffic clears, your Focus ST automatically accelerates back up to your previous pre-set speed. This smart technology also includes Speed Sign Recognition – useful if you fail to spot a change in speed zones.​

Technology that sees what you can’t

The Blind Spot Information System uses RADAR sensors to see vehicles that may be hidden in your blind spot. They’re situated on either side of your Focus ST and alert you with an orange light, clearly displayed in the side door mirror.​

All-New Focus ST

Maximum cornering control

Torque Vectoring Control reacts to the road surface 100 times per second. (That’s 33 times faster than the blink of an eye.) Using this information, it balances the amount of power delivered to each of the two front wheels. This maximises grip and sharpens handling around corners and over undulations in the road.​

All-New Focus ST

Technology that helps you see around corners

Split-View Camera technology helps you to see traffic that’s coming from the rear sides. It works by showing you a 180-degree image of the area behind your Focus ST. This helps you to spot obstacles that can’t be seen over your shoulder, or in the mirrors when you’re reversing.​

Smart steering that responds to every situation

Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to your speed and the conditions. At low speeds, the system makes wheel turns feel lighter and easier, improving manoeuvrability. At high speeds, when you need greater control, it firms up the steering. Now with drift control, EPAS also takes into account crosswinds and other driving conditions, while active nibble control reduces any unwanted vibration in the steering wheel.

Comfort & Convenience


Power meets refinement

The All-New Focus ST has been crafted to stand out. And the interior is designed to match. RECARO seats with signature ST branding are complemented by a flat bottomed, sports steering wheel. And an aluminium gear shifter and alloy pedals complete the look. Ford SYNC 3 gives you control of everything from interior climate and audio settings, to mobile phone and satellite navigation – all via an intuitive 8-inch colour touchscreen, or by using simple voice commands. While the B&O sound system means you can listen to your favourite music the way it’s meant to be heard.​

A driving seat made for performance

To help you get the absolute most out of your Focus ST, it’s available with race-inspired RECARO sports seats. Highly supportive, these seats are optimised to give you the perfect position from which to control (and enjoy) your Focus ST.

The key to a more connected world

For the first time ever, the All-New Focus ST is available with FordPass Connect modem*. The system provides a range of invaluable benefits, including up to 4G LTE WiFi†† for up to ten devices, and real-time traffic‡‡updates delivered straight to your in-car satnav. In the event of an accident, FordPass Connect will even place an eCall** to the emergency services providing your vehicle’s location.

Charging on the go

The interior of the Focus ST is designed to maximise space and convenience. For example, the large media container in front of the gear lever is big enough for even the largest smartphones. And with wireless charging also available for compatible smartphones, it has never been easier to make sure your devices are always ready to use.

Your favourite music, as it is meant to be heard

Whatever your taste in music, it deserves to sound as the artist intended. That’s exactly what you can expect in the All-New Focus ST. Why? Because it’s available with B&O. This premium level 675-watt audio system delivers a rich, powerful sound via a 10-speaker, woofer and subwoofer inclusive set-up. This advanced technology has been specifically designed, developed and fine-tuned for the Focus by B&O’s specialist acousticians. So, turn it up and enjoy your favourite bands and songs in the concert hall that is your car’s cabin.

Go hands-free with SYNC 3

SYNC 3 is our most advanced version to date. It’s faster and easier to use, with enhanced voice commands and even more functionality. The new interface has larger buttons for improved usability, and the colour Touchscreen now features pinch-and-swipe gestures found on smartphones and tablets for even more intuitive navigation. SYNC 3 also features AppLink, Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto, to display your smartphone’s information on the touchscreen.

Set different temperatures for you and your passenger

With Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control you can select different temperatures for you and your passenger. Then the system will maintain them with advanced air conditioning.

Let in some sunshine

The All-New Focus ST is available with a full-length panoramic roof that completely replaces the steel roof panel. This lets natural light flood into the car to create a light and airy interior. The front half is power-operated and can tilt or slide right back, and a full-length, retractable sunshade lets you open the glass to get some fresh air while staying protected from the sun.

Key-free means hassle-free

The Ford KeyFree System lets you lock and unlock your vehicle, without having to take your key out of your pocket or bag. Ideal when you’ve got your hands full.

Clear your windscreen quickly, with Quickclear

Quickclear is a clever feature is designed to get you moving quickly on frosty mornings. Ultra-thin filaments in the windscreen can superheat to de-ice, de-fog and de-mist the glass, as well as help defrost the wipers.

Wing mirrors that can protect themselves

To avoid accidental damage, power-foldable mirrors fold inwards when you’re parked. Tucked back, they also protect the stylish integrated indicators. They’re heated, too, which means quicker getaways on frosty mornings.

Performance & Efficiency


Built to perform

This is the most powerful, most responsive, and most fun-to-drive Focus ST ever built. Delivering up to 280 PS and 420 Nm of torque, the new ST is capable of reaching 0-100 km/h in under six seconds. The hot hatch has been precision engineered to make driving a joy, whether you’re on city roads or at the track. And for the first time, an electronic limited-slip differential maximises control and enables you to feel every corner.

More power on demand

Available with a choice of two engines, the All-New Focus ST has more power, more torque, and faster revving sports performance. The outstanding 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost engine gives you 280 PS with 420 Nm of torque, delivering 0-100 km/h in under six seconds. And the 190 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine is seriously rapid too.

Maximum control through corners

The Electronic Limited Slip Differential on the All-New Focus ST has been engineered to provide superior performance and stability. The system continuously analyses data from a range of sensors and can adjust the torque split between drive wheels within milliseconds. This improves traction, cornering and stability, meaning you can take corners more quickly whilst staying in control.​

A responsive manual transmission

The 6-speed manual transmission in the All-New Focus ST has been optimised to make gear selection easier, more precise and quieter. It has been specially engineered to improve driving dynamics and reduce fuel consumption, too, helping to make your drive more exhilarating whilst reducing trips to the petrol station.​

Advanced automatic transmission 

The All-New Focus ST is also available with a new 7-speed intelligent automatic transmission. The gear differentiation has been built for to maximise flexibility. And Adaptive Shift Scheduling, which alters gearshift timings depending on different driving styles, optimises performance whether you’re on the road or the track. You can even select gears manually with the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.​

Change gears fast, with your fingertips

Normally only found on high end sports cars, Paddle Shifters are available with the All-New Ford Focus ST when you choose the automatic transmission. This racing-inspired technology puts swift, effortless gear changes at your fingertips. And because the Paddle Shifters are mounted on the steering wheel, you can change gear more efficiently when cornering.​

Sporty and practical

A split, twin exit tailpipe not only complements the aggressively styled rear end, but also improves practicality by enabling a towing capability otherwise prevented by more conventional centre-exit tailpipes.​

Style and substance

A large, steeply angled rear spoiler does a lot more than give the Focus ST an aggressive, sporty silhouette. The rear spoiler increases downforce on the car to improve dynamics and help you really stick to the road.​

Safety & Security


Smart safety technology

The All-New Focus ST is packed with technologies to help protect you, your passengers, and other road users. Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your progress. If the system detects a loss of traction, it can automatically apply individual brakes, helping to keep you stable. Larger brake components deliver improved braking performance. There’s also Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which can alert you to potential obstacles in the road an even apply the brakes if necessary.

Serious stopping power

The new Focus ST features an improved performance braking system, including dual-piston front calipers, plus larger front and rear disc components than other Focus models. Tested to the same demanding limits as the Ford GT supercar, braking performance on the new Focus ST achieves almost four-times the fade resistance than the previous generation ST.

Smart, convenient and space-saving

The electric parking brake is a simple addition that has some surprising advantages. For instance, it gives you more room in the cabin, it’s easier to apply, and you won’t have to get the brakes serviced as regularly. And to apply the brake, all you have to do is press a button in the centre console.

A system that can help protect pedestrians

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses RADAR and camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is detected, the system is designed to alert you to the potential collision. If you don’t respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of, or even eliminate, some frontal collisions.

Stay in control whatever the conditions

Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your Focus ST’s progress. It senses when your ST is losing grip and automatically applies a braking pulse to individual wheels to help stabilise it.​

Blue Ford Focus ST parked with alarm ringsProtecting and securing your Focus from thieves

A Thatcham Category 1 alarm is a sophisticated system that automatically arms itself when you double-lock your ST and will sound a powerful alarm if triggered by forced entry, the car being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside. The technology is also designed to help prevent unwanted towing of your Focus ST. It's possible to arm the system in different ways, which means you can choose to monitor the doors, bonnet and boot.

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