Ford's booted ST makes its UK public debut at the Festival of Speed, with orders due to open later this month
4 July 2019

Ford has used the Goodwood Festival of Speed to showcase the new Focus ST in estate form, alongside the standard hatch and new Puma. 

Like the hatchback, the ST estate will be available in both diesel and petrol forms, with the former starting from £30,595 and the latter from £33,095 - £1100 more than the hatch. It rivals the Skoda Octavia vRS estate and Seat Leon Cupra ST

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The diesel is a 2.0-litre EcoBlue unit with 187bhp and 295lb ft of torque, while the petrol makes use of a new 2.3-litre turbocharged engine putting out 276bhp and 310lb ft. The oil-burner comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox, while buyers of the petrol also have the choice of a seven-speed automatic.

Ford hasn’t revealed performance figures yet, but expect a slight decrease in acceleration times compared with the equivalent Focus ST hatchback. The same applies to fuel economy figures, on account of an expected weight increase of around 30kg. 

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We also have no indication of the ST estate’s boot space, either, but given the fast Ford doesn’t make use of a four-wheel drive system, expected it to be the same as the 608 litres offered by lesser models. 

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16 May 2019

from some angles it looks ugly but from others it looks insane like from the side i love it but directly at the back doesnt look good. they need to make an all wheel drive version for better 'from a dig' performance. 

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16 May 2019

 Didn’t think it was that popular, I’ve maybe seen two or three.....

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16 May 2019

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16 May 2019

I ve seen it today for the first time. From the back it looks excelent, but the front lights are too big and the car overall is out of proportion IMHO.

Alpina

16 May 2019

problem is that the grille is not big enough

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16 May 2019

The problem is the ST looks just like the cheaper ST-line. Nothing much distinguishes them.

16 May 2019
mgbv8man wrote:

The problem is the ST looks just like the cheaper ST-line. Nothing much distinguishes them.

exactly i was looking for pictures of it and though i had some good ones but then realised that it was only the st-line.

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16 May 2019

How times change. There is much justifiable praise for Skoda products, it’s been a long time since the cars of old were derided. But, I suspect that this is the first time I have seen a headline which acknowledges that the UK’s number one brand, Ford, and it’s highly ranked car, the Focus, is a rival for a Skoda. It’s an almost overlooked yet highly important statement, Ford is usually the benchmark for manufacturers to launch rivals to. 

16 May 2019

What are you on about?? Skoda is but a name these days as they are 100% rebadged VWs but don't let ignorance be an impediment... Stupidity is far worse... 

16 May 2019

I am more than aware that Skoda is a badge engineered product from the Volkswagen/Audi group. I am aware that they are good cars, I am neither stupid nor ignorant. I am surprised at the thuggish nature of your reply to my comment about the subtle but significant change in attitudes in a British journal. But then, if your thuggish reply is an arbiter of who you are, I suspect subtly is not you. 

A very simple rule, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it.

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