Ford Focus Zetec S now available in the UK with 178-hp

Ford Focus Zetec S

Ford of UK today introduced the sporty Focus Zetec S, a model developed specifically for the UK market.

“Zetec S models have always been popular with UK customers and so we are delighted to welcome our new Focus Zetec S to the range,” said Anthony Ireson, Ford Britain marketing director. “With sporty exterior body styling and impressive performance and economy, this latest addition is set to be another showroom hit.”

Power for the Ford Focus Zetec S comes from a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder turbo EcoBoost making 178-hp allowing the sporty Focus to run from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds with a top speed of 138 mph. The model also gets a retuned sports suspension featuring stiffened springs and dampers.

Visually, the Ford Focus Zetec S model adds a body kit consisting of new front and rear spoilers with lower sill extensions, 17 inch alloy wheels, aluminum-style sport pedals, rear LED lamps and a Ford Power starter button.

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The Ford Focus Zetec S package is also offered with a 123-hp 1.6 liter Ti-VCT unit and the 160-hp 2.0 liter TDCi diesel.

Prices for the Ford Focus Zetec start at £18,745 ($29,262 USD).

– By: Omar Rana