2018 Ford Focus ST

2018 Ford Focus ST

Upgrades on new Focus lead us to new dimension of vehicles. This tuned hatchback is coming as 2018 Ford Focus ST. Spy photographers spotted it and because of that, we can see first images. However, camo is covering most of it, but comparing to conceptual sketches, new ST Focus is similar. Some experts compare it to old St model, but there are modifications and upgrades. However, we believe new vehicle is going to start new generation. So far, all three generations managed to make statement on the market. We are sure the same will happen with 2018 season model.

2018 Ford Focus ST

2018 Ford Focus ST engine

With some tuning, all existing engines remain an option for 2018 Ford Focus ST. Entry level models will come with 2.0-l four cylinder drivetrain, ready to burst 160 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Its EcoBoost variant delivers significantly more power. However, with 260 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque it is not the top vehicle in the lineup. A 2.3-l I-4 unit is spoiling the party. With 350 hp, it is top of the class model. Also, it offers 250 pound-feet of torque. Six-speed transmission can forward power sent from 1.0-l four-cylinder drivetrain. This is the most economical unit, but also the weakest. With just 125 hp and lb-ft respectively, it is somehow questionable for 2018 year model.

2018 Ford Focus ST rear

2018 Ford Focus ST styling

All ST ad RS models from Ford are offering extra features. Both interior and exterior are coming with many changes all over the vehicle. For example, grille and headlights are more aggressive. Also, rear end has sporty spoiler and revisited taillights. Furthermore, side skirts are improved for better aerodynamics. Inside, we have new Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system. Then, cabin has some extra details. Especially notable are patches on upholstery. Visibility is better because of the new pillars. Sound system gets boosts with extra features.

2018 Ford Focus ST cabin

2018 Ford Focus ST price

Since current model of Focus costs around $17,000, with upgrades, ST model should go over $20,000. Nevertheless, some estimations predict even the price of $25,000, but it is less likely to happen. The 2018 Ford Focus ST will come shortly after base model.

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