Demand For New Ford Focus ST Doubles With Expanded Engine Line-Up; Diesel Powershift Model Now Available

  • Ford Focus ST sales have doubled since the expanded petrol and diesel engine line-up debuted in 2015, with 10,000 vehicles sold in the first ten months of the year*
  • Demand evenly split: 46 per cent of Focus ST customers in Europe choose new 185 PS diesel option and 54 per cent select 250 PS EcoBoost petrol model
  • Diesel Focus ST now also offered with 6-speed dual-clutch PowerShift transmission, available to order for delivery in early 2016
  • PowerShift model is Ford’s quickest ever diesel car sprinting 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.7 seconds; offers 119 g/km CO2 and 4.6 l/100km (61.4 mpg) fuel efficiency**

Ford Focus ST sales have doubled since the introduction of a new model with an expanded petrol and diesel engine line-up for the first time in early 2015, with customers purchasing 10,000 vehicles in the first ten months of the year.*

Demand in Europe is evenly split between the two engine options, with 46 per cent choosing the new 185 PS diesel Focus ST and 54 per cent selecting the 250 PS EcoBoost petrol variant.

Ford is further expanding the Focus ST powertrain line-up to offer a 6-speed dual-clutch PowerShift transmission with the new diesel engine, available to order now for delivery in early 2016.

“New Focus ST has been a runaway success with customers spoilt for choice between our latest petrol and diesel power units,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “Diesel drivers now have the additional option of the Ford PowerShift transmission, which allows them to swap between quick-shifting automatic and sporty manual to suit their mood.”

The new Focus ST diesel PowerShift model is Ford’s fastest accelerating diesel car ever, achieving 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.7 seconds – 0.4 seconds quicker than the manual variant – and delivering CO2 emissions of 119 g/km with combined fuel economy of 4.6 l/100km (61.4 mpg).**

The Ford PowerShift transmission provides Focus ST diesel customers with the choice of driving in full automatic mode, or selecting gears manually using paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.

Drivers can also select a Sport mode by moving the gear lever to the S position, which offers a more dynamic driving experience with a sports shift programme that changes up at higher engine speeds and shifts down under braking for enhanced control.

In addition to the expanded engine line-up, Ford’s latest Focus ST offers an even more responsive, balanced and refined driving experience with optimised chassis control technologies, tuned suspension and steering, and bespoke tyre specification. The sporty new five-door and wagon models also offer advanced driver assistance technologies and connectivity features including the SYNC 2 connectivity system.

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* Sales figures quoted for Ford’s 20 European main markets where it is represented through National Sales Companies.  The Euro 20 markets are: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.

** The declared Fuel/Energy Consumptions, CO2 emissions and electric range are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EC) 692/2008 as last amended. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are specified for a vehicle variant and not for a single car. The applied standard test procedure enables comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers. In addition to the fuel efficiency of a car, driving behaviour as well as other non-technical factors play a role in determining a car’s fuel/energy consumption, CO2 emissions and electric range. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.

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