British Goodwood Festival of Speed was again prime minister several attractive sports cars, among them was Ford’s flagship hot hatch segment – 2015 Ford Focus ST hatchback. Like the Volkswagen Golf and Ford’s representative in this category will be offered with a diesel engine
With over 140,000 sold ST models in over 40 countries for the past 12 years, the Focus ST is much more than just another Ford athlete, and due to good sales results it is of great importance to the factory, and openly target the best-selling title in the segment. Skillfully blended traditional design elements adorn all of Ford’s sports models, as is the case with the new 2015 Ford Focus ST hatchback, but due to aggressive designs “civilian” versions are less noticeable. Map on which the game is always interesting body color, so remarkable for promotional presentation selected screaming Tangerine Scream yellow.
Mechanics and Exterior
Mediterranean color choice is completely adapted to the character of the model and expect it to be a very high demand. Buyers will also have access to some discreet exterior colors: Stealth Gray, Deep Impact Blue, Frozen White, Panther Black and Race Red. New Focus ST 2015 is the basic version differs in a new bumpers, a new hood and more modern headlights, which are now sharper shape and smaller than its predecessor. Ford’s athletes compared to the version that inherits slightly lower and wider, with more pronounced “skirts” in body color, while the roof spoiler now has the third stop light with a white cover. Astonovska radiator grille is minimally increased, and the fog lights are round instead, the new model quadrangular. Visually incredible resolved octagonal exhaust system is taken from the predecessor. New Ford Focus ST hatchback design wheels of 19 inches is an optional accessory, but it must be admitted that this version of the Focus ones are the best.
New Ford Focus ST 2015 Interior
The 2015 Ford Focus ST interior has been changed slightly in comparison to the previous version . Steering wheel has a flat bottom, center console is slightly redesigned, with markedly different shaped switches for setting multimedia device. USB port was not part of the standard equipment. The main elements of the interior are further adapted to the driver, a noticeable change is seen in the area of audio system switches on the steering wheel, as well as the shift lever. The luxury of the upper class driver will feel immediately when you touch control, because it is completely lined with soft leather, and the shift lever. It is understood that the extra possible to get a fully leather interior with Recaro seats which are supposed to provide ultimate comfort in all driving conditions. The sophistication of the new era and trend monitoring is reflected in subtle applications of chromium and aluminum. Ford’s 2 SYNC multimedia system offers access to audio device, navigation, air conditioner, connect with your mobile phone and view information on the 8-inch color screen.
2015 Ford Focus ST hatchback new generation got the better tuned suspension with new front springs and sport shock absorbs. Has been upgraded system vehicle management, as well as Torque Vectoring system for controlled transfer of power to the front wheels. Transitional Electronic Stability system that takes care of the security and manageability during sudden changes of direction at high speeds represents a novelty in this model. Complete finishing the car will enable greater responsiveness, accuracy and exquisite pleasure at the wheel of this car. The cooperation with Michelin on the development of new tires of 19 inches, was enacted as a result of improving vehicle stability sharper driving, especially lateral grip, which was a weak point on the previous version.
Exciting and sporty driving should be kept in the normal range, so the new Focus ST is equipped with a few additional safety systems. Cross Traffic Alert monitors the situation behind the vehicle when exiting the parking lot, Active City Stop, in charge of the automatic stopping of vehicles in urban driving conditions (up to 50 km / h) and Lane Keeping Aid, whose task is to keep the vehicle in its lane.
Ford Focus ST horsepwer, Engine
“Purists” mostly in the disbelieving shake of the head because of new trends, which is reflected in the introduction of diesel engines in the hot hatch models. Volkswagen is first pulled this move by introducing versions of the Golf GTD in class until now reserved only for petrol models. Ford is delighted that step, so that the next petrol version of the Ford Focus ST on offer is a version with a diesel engine. Petrol offered a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, with 249 hp and 360 Nm of torque.
With this engine, the Focus ST 2015 is needed 6.5 seconds to accelerate to 100 km / h, a top speed of 247 km / h. Start & Stop system, standard for this version, allows the (optimistic) lower fuel consumption, which should be around 6.8 l / 100 km. With a four-cylinder diesel engine of 2.0 liter Focus ST develops 185 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Acceleration to 100 km(0-60 mph) / h takes 8.1 seconds, while top speed is 217 km / h. The average consumption is around 4.4 l / 100 km and emissions of CO₂ around 114 g / km. If compared with the Golf GTD latest generation of Ford’s diesel engine is more powerful 1 HP, but the top speed is slightly lower.
2015 Ford Focus ST Release date and Price
Production is currently the most powerful version of the Ford Focus ST will begin late this fall, and the first copies will reach out to customers early next year. MSRP is at $24,370.