Ford will unveil a high-performance ST version of its all-new Focus at the Paris Auto Show this Fall, and we're almost certain to see it hit our shores. Ford product boss Derrick Kuzak already commented that a high-performance version of the 2011 Focus would be "exciting to drive and to look at" and use EcoBoost technology. It's not yet clear if Ford is planning to use it's EcoBoost 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which currently makes around 200-hp in the S-Max, or if Ford will continue its engine down-sizing by using a new 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder with closer to 180-hp. The car is expected to have a 0-60 time of roughly 6 seconds.
When Kuzak unveiled the Focus at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year, he confirmed that a high-performance EcoBoost model would be sold globally.
Along with the new ST model, Ford is expected to unveil full production models of the Focus sedan and wagon.
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