Next-generation Ford Focus ST to debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

2012 Ford Focus

The 2012 Ford Focus is scheduled to go on sale in the United States sometime in early 2011. FoMoCo has already confirmed that it plans on doing a high-performance version of the new-generation Focus and if sources are to be believed, an all-new Ford Focus ST is headed to the 2010 Paris Motor Show in October.

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FoMoCo’s development guru Derrick Kuzak confirmed in March that the next-generation Ford Focus ST will get the new 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost, giving it some exciting driving dynamics. While he didn’t confirm any technical figures, FoMoCo’s current 2.0L EcoBoost in the S-MAX, Galaxy and Mondeo makes 200-hp – meaning that the Focus ST could easily pump out around 250-hp.

The next Ford Focus ST is expected to go from 0-62 mph in around 6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).

Will it come to the United States? We’re crossing our fingers just like you. For now, the next Focus ST is expected to go on sale in Europe shortly after the 2012 Focus goes on sale there in April 2011.

Refresher: Power for the 2012 Ford Focus comes from a 2.0L DI Ti-VCT engine making 155-hp and a peak torque of 145 lb-ft. It is mated to a 6-speed manual or Ford”s latest dry-clutch 6-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission. Sales of the 2012 Focus will begin in early 2011.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoExpress