Blending track-day performance with everyday driving fun, Ford Performance have engineered the Focus ST hot-hatch with new powertrains, transmissions and technology to make it the most responsive and agile Focus ST driving experience ever.
Ford’s famed 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbo engine is the most powerful ever offered for a Focus ST, using advanced turbocharging technology delivering 206kW of power and 420Nm of torque.
For the first time, the Focus ST is available with a new 7-speed intelligent automatic transmission option as well as the 6-speed manual transmission. The intelligent auto transmission has been carefully crafted to deliver gear differentiation to maximise flexibility. This along with Adaptive Shift Scheduling, which alters gearshift timings depending on different driving styles, delivers driving performance that is optimised whether you’re on the road or the track.
The Focus ST comes armed with Ford’s sophisticated Continuously Controlled Damping technology. This smart system continuously monitors vehicle suspension. It then adjusts individual damping responses to deliver enhanced comfort and outstanding driving dynamics.
With Selectable Drive Modes, including Normal, Slippery, Sport, and Track, you can seamlessly change between drive modes that suit the driving conditions and your driving scenario at the push of a button.
The Performance Shift Light is designed to optimise your gear shifts for improved performance driving. A coloured ST logo is perfectly positioned in the rev counter and illuminates to let you know the best time to shift gears.
Designed to deliver a consistent take off and maximise acceleration off the line, Focus ST is equipped with Launch Control (Manual Only). Set the maximum rpm for the engine and you can put your foot flat on the throttle whilst the car holds your desired rpm.
Available for the first time, the new Focus ST is available with rev-matching technology. The smart system is designed to make dropping into a lower gear faster and smoother. This enables drivers to enjoy momentum-maintaining gearshifts delivered by advanced heel and toe driving techniques.
The Electronic Limited Slip Differential on the new Focus ST has been engineered to provide superior performance and stability. The system continuously analyses data from a range of sensors and can adjust the torque split between drive wheels within milliseconds. This improves traction, cornering and stability, meaning you can take corners more quickly whilst staying in control.
The interior of the Focus ST is designed to maximise space and convenience. For example, the large media container in front of the gear lever is big enough for even the largest smartphones. And with wireless charging also available for compatible smartphones, it has never been easier to make sure your devices are always ready to use.
The intuitive SYNC®3 system helps you stay connected as you drive. Use voice commands to find your nearest restaurant, make hands free phone calls and listen to text messages. Seamlessly integrate your compatible smartphone through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or Applink® for hands-free control of your favourite apps.
A Lane-Keeping System^ uses a forward-looking camera to detect if you’re unintentionally drifting out of lane. Lane Keeping Alert^ then warns you by vibrating the steering wheel and displaying a visual warning. If you’re slow to react or don’t respond, Lane Keeping Aid can provide steering torque assistance to help guide you safely back into the right lane.
Walk towards your car and smart keyless entry senses the presence of your key fob, even if it’s in your pocket or bag. The doors unlock and when you take your seat there’s no need for an ignition key. Just depress the clutch, push the Ford Power Starter Button and the 2.3-Litre EcoBoost engine fires into life.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go(Auto Only)^ adjusts your cruise control speed based on the vehicle ahead. If traffic slows to a standstill, the system can bring your ST to a complete stop. And when the traffic clears, your Focus ST automatically accelerates back up to your previous pre-set speed. This smart technology also includes Speed Sign Recognition – useful if you fail to spot a change in speed zones.
Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to your speed and the conditions. At low speeds, the system makes wheel turns feel lighter and easier, improving manoeuvrability. At high speeds, when you need greater control, it firms up the steering.
The Focus ST’s 180° degree split view camera gives you incredible awareness of your surroundings. You’ll be able to spot hazards that can’t be seen over your shoulder or in the mirrors.
The electric parking brake is a simple addition that has some surprising advantages. For instance, it gives you more room in the cabin and it’s easier to apply. All you have to do is press a button in the centre console.
So you get the most out of your Focus ST, it comes with race-inspired RECARO sport seats. Highly supportive, these seats are optimised to give you the perfect position for every drive.
The unique Focus ST interior intensifies the sporty atmosphere of every drive with a sports steering wheel, alloy pedals and ST-embossed aluminium gear knob & scuff plates.
A large, steeply angled rear spoiler does a lot more than give the Focus ST an aggressive, sporty silhouette. The rear spoiler increases downforce on the car to improve dynamics and help you really stick to the road.
Ford’s famed 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbo engine is the most powerful ever offered for a Focus ST, delivering 206kW of power and 420Nm of torque~ through a choice of six-speed manual with rev-matching or new seven-speed automatic transmission. The sophisticated Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) system monitors suspension, body, steering and braking inputs every 2 milliseconds to adjust damping responses for outstanding driving dynamics, while the electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) further enhances cornering and stability.
The unique Focus ST interior intensifies the sporty atmosphere with an ST-embossed aluminium gear knob and scuff plates. Ford Performance engineers fine-tuned the positioning of the Recaro front seats to complement the in-control feel for the driver. Selectable Drive Modes technology features in the Focus ST for the first time, enabling drivers to adjust the vehicle’s character to suit the driving scenario, with a dedicated “Sport” button on the flat-bottomed steering wheel providing direct access to Sport mode.
The Focus ST builds on the premium, sporting Focus silhouette with subtle, functional styling changes and unique alloy wheel designs. Revised upper and lower front grille designs are optimised for increased cooling capability, and bold signature lower wing elements channel air for improved aerodynamic performance. A larger, more steeply angled rear roof spoiler increases downforce, plus a twin exit tailpipe configuration borders the aggressively styled rear diffuser.
Every 2021MY Focus ST comes fitted with an embedded modem known as FordPassConnect. Using the FordPass App on your smartphone2, you can locate your vehicle, lock and unlock the doors, and even start the engine remotely to heat or cool the cabin to the last known setting3.
Performance metrics measured using 98 RON fuel.
Available at participating Ford Dealers on 2019MY Endura onwards, 2019MY Focus onwards, 2019.75MY Ranger onwards, 2019.75MY Everest onwards, 2020MY Mustang onwards, 2020.25MY Fiesta ST onwards and 2020.25MY Focus ST onwards vehicles first purchased by a Private or Blue Fleet customer or as a dealer demonstrator/service loaner (CCLV) vehicle excluding vehicles purchased under Ford’s Privilege Club or Ford’s Dealership Employee Program. Offer valid for 4 years or 60,000km (whichever occurs first) commencing on the date of delivery to original owner except for demonstrator/service loaner (CCLV) vehicles, in which case it commences on the date it was first registered by a Ford Dealer. A or B Scheduled Service items (and Additional Scheduled Maintenance Items which are not included) are set out in the Customer Assistance and Warranty Guide with the vehicle. See https://www.ford.com.au/owners/service/t-and-c for full terms.