The Ford Motor Company debuted 2 new models the 2015 Ford Focus ST (standard gas model) and the ST Diesel at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past June 26-29th, 2014. Ford has added new features to their both the new Focus Hatch-back model and the Focus ST Diesel model but for some reason, there is no current information on the diesel model will not be released in the U.S.
2015 Ford Focus ST and 2015 Focus ST Diesel
The new updates on the latest models can be seen in the chassis, tuned suspension, steering, improved balanced tires that “grip” the road which is said to help improve road conditions and deliver a better driving experience. Additional features are in the front and back suspension that have been fitted with updated springs and more durable shock absorbers. Also steering is now electric assisted which has been modified to help improve the feel when steering the Focus ST. Fords Focus ST & ST Diesel have been fitted with 18 inch wheels which might be a standard feature for these models.
There have been no upgrades to the power-train so it still comes equipped with the 2.0 Eco-Boost 4-cylinder engines which have 252 hp and 270 pounds of torque which was in the previous model. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission making for quick acceleration even in lower gears this gives the vehicle a reported 0-60 mph in about 6.0 seconds. The Ford Focus ST Diesel is fitted with a 2.0 diesel engine which ford estimates will do approximately 0-60 mph in 8 seconds flat.
When it comes to the Focus ST & ST Diesel models exterior décor they have been fitted with new headlights, bumpers, new sporty rear wing spoiler, new hexagonal centered tail pipes, and all door knobs and levers have been fitted with satin chrome accessories which helps set the mood and the feel of the cars. As for technological advances or improvements these models have been fitted with new reversing camera and is a standard feature, also the Ford Sync system which will allow drivers to make hands-free telephone calls, control music and navigate thru other functions with the use of voice commands will be added for better connectivity. At this time only Fords Focus ST (non-diesel model) will be on sale starting this fall. As for the Focus ST Diesel model it appears that it will only be sold overseas.