FORD has revealed the first images of the all-new FocusST in estate car body style.
The Focus ST Wagon - developed by Ford Performance - goes on sale in the summer powered by a 280 horsepower 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission; or 190 horsepower 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission.
This quick Focus with added luggage space comes with sports technologies including an electronic limited-slip differential, rev-matching and selectable Drive Modes help blend track-day performance with everyday usability.
The ST Wagon is priced from £30,595 for the 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel variant, and from £33,095 for the 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol.
These new engines makes available to drivers up to 12 per cent more power and 17 per cent more torque compared with the previous generation Focus ST.
A choice of six-speed manual or quick-shifting new seven-speed automatic transmissions is offered, and Selectable Drive Modes technology is introduced to the Focus ST for the first time, enabling drivers to adjust the vehicle's character to suit the driving scenario.
Building on Ford Focus driving dynamics, the new Focus ST was developed to blend B-road fun-to-drive, legitimate track-day performance, and everyday usability better than any vehicle in its class, says its maker.
The suspension configuration helps optimise the vehicle's responses to driver inputs without sacrificing comfort, and includes a unique geometry for wagon models that repositions the dampers helping the vehicle remain nimble and responsive even when fully loaded.
The agile and energetic character of the standard Focus is retained using the original spring specifications, with damping stiffness increased up to 20 per cent at the front and 13 per cent at the rear, and ride height reduced by 10 mm, to improve road-holding and response in performance driving scenarios.
Ford's CCD technology every two milliseconds monitors suspension, body, steering and brakinginputs to adjust damping responses for best ride quality and driving dynamics.