New photos of the 2020 Ford Focus ST just hit the web, and the little hot hatch looks incredible. The proportions are just right, and it looks more European than the previous model. The irony. Turns out only Europe will get it this summer, and it looks like we shouldn’t hold our breath to see them for sale here. Ford announced they won’t sell the Focus or any of its variants in America. The blue oval brand is shifting its focus (pardon the use of the term) to SUVs, crossovers, and pickup trucks. It’s no longer spending money selling sedans and hatchbacks with only the Mustang left for its singular car model.
The Fiesta ST won’t be on sale in the United States after 2017, but that doesn’t mean Ford will forget about owners of the current model. Ford currently allows owners of its hot front-wheel-drive Focus and Fiesta hatchbacks to attend a performance driving school, dubbed ST Octane Academy, free of charge.
More Powerful and Quicker
Unsurprisingly, the new car is more powerful and quicker – we’d be amazed if it wasn’t – but it is also packed with the kit to sharpen the driving experience further. The list on the petrol-powered hatch – the only variant likely to reach Australia – includes active shock absorbers and a very clever electronically controlled limited-slip differential to help it channel 206kW of power and 420Nm of torque to its front wheels.
Visually, Ford hasn’t strayed far from the formula that made driving aficionados fall in love with the previous STs. The front end receives honeycomb-shaped inserts and a red ST emblem, plus a redesigned lower bumper with fog lights and more honeycombs, the fog lights are equipped with 9005 led bulb conversion kit for brighter lumen output. Outback, designers teamed up with the aerodynamics department to add a roof-mounted spoiler and to insert a diffuser into the bumper. Model-specific 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs add a finishing touch to the look.
New Added Wheels
The optional SE Appearance package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a rear spoiler (sedan), cloth sport upholstery, ambient interior lighting, the Sync 3 infotainment interface with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, enhanced voice controls (including Sync AppLink mobile app integration), satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and dual USB ports. Sixteen-inch black-painted wheels are optional, with or without the Appearance package.
New-generation Ford Fiesta ST hot-hatch to join Australian Ford Performance line-up in the first half of 2020. Larger front and rear brake components provide the foundation for a high-performance braking system with improved stopping power and fade resistance. Front disc dimensions have grown to 330mm x 27mm and feature dual-piston calipers. Rear discs now measure 302mm x 11mm. Focus ST braking performance was verified using the same demanding test procedures as the Ford GT supercar and achieved almost four-times the fade resistance performance of the previous generation Focus ST in testing.
The Focus ST’s six-speed manual transmission enables more urgent gear-changes and provides a sportier feel with a shift-throw reduction of 7 percent compared with the standard all-new Focus. Ford’s new rev-matching technology that debuted on the new Ford Mustang is also introduced as part of an optional Performance Pack for 2.3-litre EcoBoost manual models. More information about the Ford Fiesta ST led fog light, you can find on www.led-car-light-manufacturer.com.