The 2016 Ford Focus ST belongs to the ST sports car series of Ford Motors, and will come in diesel as well as gasoline variants. This will be an amazing compact family vehicle with excellent off road capabilities. The Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Subaru WRX will be the main competitors that it is going to lock horns with.
2016 Ford Focus ST Interior and Exterior
The vehicle is going to be easier to drive and more comfy than its predecessors, as is expected. It will have more comfortable seats, and the internal cabin will have more leg room for better comfort of occupants. The steering wheel will be equipped with various control buttons which can easily be used by the driver at the time of steering the vehicle. There will be a big LCD touch screen on the dashboard that will show vital pieces of information about the car, like level of fuel consumed and remaining. There will be other features, such as 10 speakers and a USB port.
The safety features will comprise of Securi Lock, which is a state-of-the-art anti theft lock system, a remote controlled keyless entry, seat belt reminder, driver’s seat knee airbag, front airbags in two-stage mechanism, latches, child safety door locks, standard three point seat belts and more. You can also find a Safety Canopy system and curtain side airbags in the first two seat rows to help avoid minor injuries.
The 2016 Ford Focus ST is going to come with a slightly redesigned exterior, with new halogen head lights shaped in the form of a quad beam. There will be a redesigned radiator grille in black color, other than engine block heater, rear window defroster, powered mirrors and rocker moldings. There will also be a rear view camera to monitor the blind spots and offer a full view of the surroundings of the vehicle.
2016 Ford Focus ST Engine Specs
The gasoline variant will be equipped with a 4-cylinder, 2.0 L engine, which would produce a maximum torque of 265 lb-ft @ 2,000-4,500 rpm and a peak power of 250 hp at 5,500 rpm. The diesel version of the car will be fitted with a 2.0 L engine which can deliver a maximum torque of 295 lb-ft and a peak power of 185 hp.
Transmission and Fuel Economy
Both engines will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and automatic transmission, with AWD or FWD. The 2016 Ford Focus ST will be able to return a maximum mileage of 23.8 mpg on the city roads and 41 mpg on the expressways. The combined mileage will be 32.6 mpg.
2016 Ford Focus ST Price and Release Date
It has been speculated that the cost of the gasoline version will be about 33,000 USD while the diesel variants will come in about 35,000 USD. The 2016 Ford Focus ST is expected to be launched in the market some time during the first three months of 2016, after all the tests are completed.