September 21, 2012

Ford Focus ST !

A yellow bumblebee Ford Focus ST was on display in Mid Valley and I got to say it looks amazing. A normal Focus hatchback already look low-slung and sporty enough, but with the 18-inch alloy wheels (17-inch on the Focus), redesigned front and rear bumper with 10mm lower ground clearance, the Ford Focus ST gives an impression that it is ready to fight in the hot-hatch segment, in full power.

Ford Focus ST is powered by a 2.0 litre Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine which churns out 250PS at 6500rpm and 340Nm of torque at a low 1750rpm. These figures enable the Focus ST to achieve 100km/h from 0km/h in only 6.5seconds!

I believe Volkswagen Golf GTi is Focus ST's main competitor, and the Golf GTi available here produces 210PS from 5300rpm and 280Nm from 1700rpm. Focus ST is better in paper if compared to Golf GTi, but Volkswagen somehow has managed to make the Golf GTi to go from 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds.

Cabin wise, doesn't differ much if compared with normal Focus hatch. From what I've observed, Focus ST gains a 'ST' embed on the steering wheel, extra 3 gauges on top of the centre console and two-tone seats.

6 airbags, Torque Vectoring Control (TVC), Cornering Under Steer Control (CUSC) and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with 3 modes are there in case if the beast is out of control. At RM208,000 OTR with insurance, the CBU Focus ST comes with 3-year/100,000km warranty and Ford's Extended Service Plan maintenance programme for 3 years, sounds intriguing huh?

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Anonymous said...

That does look like one nifty focus. Still, I prefer the first-generation focus, especially the ones I saw at the ford dealers new york. That model was the bomb!

SiMon Har said...

Hi Arthur,this Focus ST is no doubt a nifty one! I would say each generation of Focus is quite good too!

Jamie Thomson said...

Focus ST does look amazing even without driving it yet. I'm wondering how it feels like to drive it down the road, perhaps its as though, you are flying.

Wadean Moore said...

Just look at that hatchback! I think the focus is starting to get a bit more curvier now than it used to be.

Perez Mespirst said...

How I wish, I could own a Ford Focus ST. If that happens, I’d be the happiest person in the world even if by any chance I got it as a secondhand vehicle!

Harry Lawrence said...

Who wouldn't want to have a car like that? If there is a company that offers a loan for that type of car, I would apply right away!

SiMon Har said...

Jamie: looks fast, move faster!

Wadean: Yes it is indeed curvier than its predecessor, more curves are more attractive!

Perez & Harry: me too :)

Daniel Patterson said...

The new focus has much improved. Its size and fuel consumption is better that older versions. The focus has been know to have dreaded fuel consumption and because of this, it has affected its sales.

Alice Corrigan said...

Yet another type of car that suits women. I think small cars like this should be for women only.

SiMon Har said...

Daniel: I believe this Focus is a huge improvement over its predecessors.

Alice: It's not small to me, but the auto parking feature will help female (even male) in parking!

Kayla W. Gean said...

It is amazing that car manufacturers can pack all those features in this miniature car. One thing that I like about their model is that they use a bright orangey colour which is good for miniature cars for the reason that they need to be seen at night or else they will be squished by other vehicles like trucks.

SiMon Har said...

Kayla: Haha! The orange paint job makes the car a head turner and also visible from far away!

Evelyn Williams said...

I love the bumpers, both front and back. It looks more appealing with bumpers like that because those big ones really creates negative viewpoint for the car.

Alana Dowie said...

I’m so glad I own a Focus right now! Seeing positive reviews about it makes me think I made a right choice. I already personalized mine with unique diecut decals to mark my ownership of the car. Thanks for posting this!

Mark Kay said...

Did I read it right? This awesome-looking car has its own parking feature that will make it easier to park. Though I think the color is just too shocking perhaps a white one or the black one.

Owen Bryant said...

The new Ford Focus ST is definitely added to my wish list; by just looking at the car’s set up and specs you can say that it’s a good car. I will definitely buy this type of car If I just have enough money!

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