Ford has confirmed the launch of a new "exciting performance model" of its new Focus for Paris
25 August 2010

Ford has confirmed it will launch an "exciting performance model" of its new Focus at the Paris motor show next month.

The concept is expected to showcase the styling of the forthcoming front-drive Ford Focus ST and is tipped to be powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing around 250bhp.

See Autocar's exclusive rendering of a new performance Focus, plus pics of the standard hatch and estate models

Last week, Ford confirmed the 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine used in the current ST and RS models would be discontinued as it would no longer comply with forthcoming Euro 5 emissions regualtions.

Ford’s Derrick Kuzak confirmed earlier this year there would be a “global performance model” of the new Focus and confirmed the car would get the firm’s new Ecoboost technology, promising it would be “exciting to drive and great to look at”.

Read Autocar's scoop on the next Ford Focus RS

Paris will also be the location for the launch of production-ready versions of the new Focus five-door hatchback and estate models ahead of a UK launch in March 2011 in time for the new '11 registration plates.

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25 August 2010

Enough with this disgusting lime green...

25 August 2010

They really need to add some lightness...

25 August 2010

the best thing that ford can do is make the new fiesta in the factory and then stick the focus badge on the back of it. then for the KA stick the fiesta badge on the back of that. then make a new city car that's very small and a 2 seater with room for shopping bags in the back, and call that a KA.

its very simple solution.

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