The Ford Focus ST will be mainly a carry forward for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes will be the slight adjustments to the sport hatchback’s color palette.
The new car will inaugurate an evolutionary design rather than introduce a brand new design language, similar to that of the new Fiesta. A similar grid is located at the front, while the temporary temporary rear lights suggest a new design in keeping with the new Fiesta is on the maps here.
Significantly, the 2018 Ford Focus range will be divided into the same “differentiators” as the new Fiesta range. The cheaper editions could be simply reflected in the fact that the Fiesta range now extends to higher prices than before. The remaining models include the sports-oriented ST-Line and the more luxurious Vignale, which also offers customer service benefits.
Inside, expect the same rationalization of the dashboard layout as we saw in the new Fiesta, with fewer buttons and many features controlled by an eight-inch touch screen. This display could be offered as a minimum on all versions of the car, with some higher editions achieving even greater configuration. The IIHS says Focus does not work well in its last collision test, but other scores are good and all models have a rear view camera. Other standard features include USB audio and Bluetooth, and in a charming retro back, a CD player. The top pads allow navigation, leather, a clear and easy-to-use infotainment system, and Sony audio.
2018 Ford Focus sharpens its skill set with a turbo-4 engine of 252 hp and a 6-speed manual. This is the focus for everyday enthusiasts. The 350-hp RS focus puts everything from the performance racks to the basket: torque-spinning, all-wheel-drive, trajectory and drift. It is a track toy that gets tired on the public pavement.
According to production estimates, the Ford Focus ST 2018 is expected to go on sale at the end of this fall.
The official price will start at $ 25,950, including the destination, which is equivalent to an increase of $ 300 over the previous year. It’s over $ 700 that 2018 Focus Titanium, but well under the incredible MSRP of $ 41,995 for the Focus RS.