On June 24, Ford Motor Company revealed the new 2015 Ford Focus ST, which is the sports version of the comfy sedan. With the 2015 ST model, Ford is focusing on the driving experience, power and handling. Hence, the ST comes with upgraded image, performance and driving dynamics only found on more expensive sports cars.
Focus ST Exterior Features
For years, Ford Focus has been available in two different body styles, a roomy four door sedan and a five door hatchback. The 2015 Focus ST uses the hatchback body as it provides a sportier look and smoother body lines. The racing look is accomplished by upgraded front and rear fascias, which have more pronounced angles and wider air intakes than the family sedan. The front of the car is complemented by a pair of HID headlamps and an updated honeycomb grille that give it that mean Ford look. The ST is also closer to the ground for improved stability and handling at high speeds.
As part of the new design, Ford is throwing in 18-inch alloy wheels for the base model, which are uncommon for this vehicle category. For 2015 the Ford ST gains new appearance options like racing stripes, dual tip exhaust and a new color, Magnetic Metallic.
Driving and Engine Features
The engine and driving dynamics upgrades were conceived by Ford’s award-winning European performance division. Since the team set to make driving experience the main objective of the 2015 Focus ST, a new redesigned suspension was in order. The sports suspension in the Focus ST brings in new front springs and a new shock absorber tuning to give it a more dynamic and fun performance. Coupled with an updated electric steering, the new Focus ST is as agile as ever.
Under the hood, the Focus ST packs a powerful turbocharged direct-injection 2.0L EcoBoost. Who said you can’t have power without sacrificing performance? The 2.0 EcoBoost delivers 252 horsepower at 5500 rpms and is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, which guarantees a thrilling ride and great acceleration.
2015 Focus ST Interior Features
Ford team started with a new approach for the center console, which includes a redesigned control panel with a standard rear-view camera and improved finishes. Also new in the 2015 Focus ST is a media bin with a more powerful USB connection for faster charges for your device. Along the sides, new cup holders and storage compartments open up the cabin with more space for the driver and passenger, further improving the driving experience.
The new overall look of the cockpit resembles a small racing car, with new gauges indicating the turbo-charger’s pressure and oil temperature, as well as a flat-base sports steering wheel.
The 2015 Ford Focus ST will be available this fall and promises to be the one of the best cars in its category. Stay up to date and visit Lamarque Ford for more information.
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