The new Ford Focus ST as hot a new hatch as it gets. Magnificent in a refreshing way, the 2013 model year Focus ST won’t break the bank and will do almost everything that you need it to do. It’s been known to drive superbly and the model appears to be one of those rare vehicles that are well priced, well built, well engineered and well designed. Offering a surprisingly comfortable ride as well as a great-sounding engine and wonderful straight-line performance, the 2012 Ford Focus ST retains the crown of being the sharpest-handling car in its segment. For the prudent buyer, the new ST makes a great deal of sense since it incurs lower running costs, displays superior practicality and allow the buyer to trade in a few thrills for better value and comfort. The model is offered in three trim levels to suit all budgets and needs.
The entry level 2012 Focus ST comes with a sparse looking cabin that gives most of the expected interior amenities like automatic light and wipers, climate control and leather seats a miss though that fact helps it shave off almost £4000 in terms of costs when compared to other models in segment. However, the base 2012 Ford Focus ST called the ST-1 comes with color-coded supportive Recaro sports seats which offer an excellent driving position. The 2012 Ford Focus ST-2 offers moderate luxuries like automatic lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control and partial-leather upholstery for an added £1500. The ST-3 trim, which happens to be the top of the line specification for the model, comes with keyless entry, rear parking sensors and bi-xenon headlights as well as heated- and powered- full-leather seats that costs an additional £3,500.
one of the most well-rounded cars on the road today, the 2012 Ford Focus ST uses Ford's proprietary Ecoboost unit and tops it with a beefed up albeit less exotic turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre unit. The powertrain displaced a massive 279 pounds per feet and displaced 247 bhp and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard fitting. The 2012 Ford Focus ST emits just 169g of CO2 per kilometer and returns a fuel economy of approximately 40 miles per gallon.
The 2012 Ford Focus ST sprints from 0-60 miles per hour in just 6.4 seconds though an official top speed for the vehicle has not been announced just yet. The front wheel driven four seater has a kerb weight of 3,250 pounds. The new ST retains its predecessor’s ability to traverse through ridges and uneven terrain with buttery smooth ease and is just as well suited to family vacays and road trips as the previous model.
Made for every day, every-terrain driving, the 2012 Ford Focus ST remains a high-performance car for the average everyday driver with an extra couple of doors and a wonderfully supple frame that can travel over unmended country roads with the same ease that it travels over smoothened tarmac. The 2012 Ford Focus ST starts at a base price of from £21,995 with the top spec model costing £25,494.