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2019 Ford Focus ST

While small cars haven’t been popular sellers in the U.S. over the last few years since the end of the recent fuel crises, the automotive landscape has once again seen an uptick in small performance-oriented vehicles. This is why Ford is again reintroducing the once popular Ford Focus ST. Unveiled in 2018, the new Focus ST brings many changes to the table, including a bigger EcoBoost engine with more power than ever before, offers state-of-the-art technology, one of the most aggressive looks on a small Ford vehicle and so much more.

More Aggressive Than Ever

One of the hottest hatchback sedans that was almost too cool for the United States, is more aggressive and powerful than its predecessor. Powered by a 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, which is the same motor as the EcoBoost Ford Mustang, this European born sedan offers up to 276 HP and up to 310 lb.-ft. of torque. This is a nice bump from the previous Focus ST’s 252 HP and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission, which makes this model ready for some of the coolest curvy roads that are all too common in Europe or even a seven-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive.

More Handsome & Striking

The all-new Focus ST also offers a more handsome and striking appearance with a new grille that sports a honeycomb-style mesh for added air intake as well as black trim versus body-colored panels, which gives this vehicle a sportier look than ever before. The headlamps are also different compared to the regular model, mostly because it has new LED strips toward the edges that meet the engine hood and the fenders. Also featuring a large spoiler atop the tailgate, this sporty Ford sedan offers better air intake and fuel mileage than ever before. Inside this far from usual sedan you will find Recaro sport seats, power-assisted steering, an aluminum shift knob and trim, aluminum pedal caps, and a 4.2-inch smart touch screen.

Ford Sports Sedan with Added Technology

One of the coolest of European born Ford cars also brings with it a solid package of leading technology features. Along with Ford’s fully integrated SYNC3 infotainment system, which allows you to stay connected hands free while on the road, the newest Ford Focus ST model also allows you to connect your smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A FordPass Connect feature even turns this vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices.

The Focus ST also includes the latest in automotive safety technology like adaptive cruise control, dedicated Sport and Track Modes, Evasive Steering Assist as well as Ford’s first electronic limited-slip differential that enhances stability and cornering by providing sharper responses to driver inputs.

Coming to Your Southern California Ford Dealers

While this extremely powerful Ford subcompact was only originally released in Germany and China, customers who have been dreaming of the day that they could test drive Ford’s newest sports compact will see their dreams come true in the next few months. Contact your Southern California Ford Dealers to be first in line to take the international ride of a lifetime.


2019 Ford Focus ST