A new Ford Focus was recently spied in Nurburgring, Germany. Having revealed the fourth-generation car for the European market a few days earlier, this new model is expected to be an ST-hatchback variant. Based on the details that were captured during the testing, this car is most likely to be unveiled next year as the 2020 Ford Focus ST model.
2020 Ford Focus ST Changes, Exterior
The car adopts a more straightened rear section than the standard Focus model and has a curved roofline. The size looks similar to the one that was launched recently (2019 Focus) but its wheelbase seems a bit longer. The design of this car seems to have departed slightly from its previous model which had attractive headlamps and LED light bar over the middle section. The new model includes Ford Performance screen, with the size of 4,2 inches. It shows oil pressure, turbocharger boost pressure, and oil temperature gauges. Speedometer and rpm are analog.
The visible features include deeper side sills, low-profile rubber wrapping for the wheels (18-inch Dark Sparkle and Magnetite designs, and 19-inch wheel in Magnetite design), and a top liftgate spoiler. Tires are Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. In the front, there is a deep-seated hex-mesh grille and a broader lower air intake. Overall, the car adopts a more curvaceous styling similar to that of the Mazda 3 hatchback.
2020 Focus ST Colors:
– Orange Fury,
– Blue Fury,
– Race Red,
– Shadow Black,
– Ruby Red,
– Magnetic grey,
– Frozen White.
Ford Focus ST 2020 Interior
The interior of 2020 Focus ST looks slightly different from the current model. The cabin is dominated by an infotainment system that is placed at the top of the dash. It will ride on a modified C-platform that is expected to increase the cabin space and enhance NVH and safety features. There is a more premium feel inside the car with features like soft-touch plastic controls, modern styles, kit level, and 8-inch touch display. The over-styled interior now seems to be a thing of the past. You should expect a number of driver-assist features to be added to this car.
Features are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, simple voice commands, FordPass Connect WiFi hotspot for 10 devices (optionally), navigation, climate functions, and more…
– Adaptive Cruise Control + Stop & Go,
– Adaptive Front Lighting System,
– Speed Sign Recognition,
– Active Park Assist,
– Evasive Steering Assist,
– Head-up display, keep driver focus on the road.
Ford is expected to get new all-aluminium 2.3 litre EcoBoost inline-four turbocharged engine whose horsepower strength is 276 hp @ 5,500 rpm and torque capabilities are 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm to 4,000 rpm. From 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) it accelerate for 6 seconds.
There is also a likelihood of a diesel unit using the 2.0-liter EcoBlue engine, with 187 hp @3,500 rpm, and torque of 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) @ 2,000 rpm and 3,000 rpm. The six-speed manual transmission is expected for this release in addition to the recently introduced 8-speed automatic gear system.
Price and release date
2020 Focus ST is expected in the market somewhere in 2019 after the mainstream Focus car has been released. Its pricing is most likely to be in the region of $25,500 – $27,000.
Read: 2019 Ford Focus ST-Line
2020 Ford Focus ST photos