Ford Focus ST-3 coming to Australia


July 13, 2021

Ford Australia has announced a new premium version of the Ford Focus ST hot hatch.

It may not be a born-again Ford Focus RS hyper-hatch with an all-wheel drive drift mode, but the 2022 Ford Focus ST-3 will bring a bit more razzle dazzle to the blue oval brand’s unloved small car for a relatively small price premium.

The 2022 Ford Focus ST-3 will be offered exclusively with a seven-speed automatic transmission and the same , the Focus ST-3 uses the same brawny (206kW/420Nm) 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine as regular Ford Focus ST models.

But other upgrades for the small five-door hot hatch include a panoramic glass sunroof, 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with sub-woofer, head-up display, blind spot detection system with cross-traffic alert, sequential LED turn signals and adaptive LED headlights.

The advanced LED headlight system uses a front-mounted camera to detect curves in the road and turn the headlights and will also shape its beam to improve vision, such as widening its illumination at junctions.

Performance equipment includes Pirelli P Zero tyres shod to 19-inch alloy wheels, bigger 330mm front brake rotors (302mm rear), adaptive suspension damping, a limited-slip front differential, launch control and performance shift light.

This article originally featured on carsales.com.au and can be viewed here.