Ford Focus ST
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12th April, 2015
- New chassis control technologies combined with a re-tuned suspension
- SYNC connectivity system with high-resolution 8-inch colour touch screen
- New driver assistance Technology Pack available as an option
Ford has announced pricing* for the 2015 LZ series Focus ST hatch. The Focus ST comes with a number of new and
revised features designed to position it in the small car performance segment. The Focus ST will have a Manufacturers
List Price* (MLP*) of $38,990* when it goes on sale from 1st May 2015.
Visually, the LZ Focus ST features sportier styling. It has a lower, wider stance with a new dynamically sculpted
bonnet, slimmer headlamps and new rectangular fog lamps.
In keeping with its performance image, the Focus ST sports bodykit also includes body-coloured side skirts and
diffuser elements either side of the twin hexagonal centre exhausts and a rear roof spoiler optimised for aerodynamic
A new dark grey exterior paint colour called Stealth has been introduced exclusively to the LZ series Focus ST. Deep
Impact Blue also is new to the range that also includes Tangerine Scream, Frozen White, Panther Black, Moondust Silver
and Race Red.
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The new Ford Focus ST model is the most advanced Focus ST yet and offers new chassis control technologies, tuned
suspension and steering that ensure a more responsive, balanced and refined driving experience.
Auto-Start-Stop is offered for the first time, improving the fuel efficiency and helping make it the most
fuel-efficient petrol Focus ST ever with a combined fuel efficiency rating of 7.3 l/100km.
The LZ Focus ST also will benefit from technology and craftsmanship improvements with the sporty and aggressive car
offering leading driver assistance technologies and connectivity features.
LZ Focus ST builds on Focus ST’s established reputation as a versatile and great-to-drive vehicle offering the latest
in technology, comfort and styling. The LZ Focus ST receives a fresh look to emphasise the kinetic design signatures
while also incorporating new technologies.
Refined Cabin Lay out
Ford has redesigned the Focus ST interior for a more intuitive lay-out that is also simpler, with a clearer visual
connection between the key components and significantly fewer buttons in the cabin.
An additional bank of three gauges – an ST hallmark – is situated on the instrument binnacle and displays turbocharger
boost pressure, oil temperature and oil pressure information. A new, flat-base sports steering wheel with a soft-feel
leather covered rim; a satin chrome-topped gear lever; and ST pedals deliver the interior that suits many drivers.
Satin chrome door grab handles and illuminated aluminium scuff plates add extra touches of refinement, and sports
seats developed jointly by Ford and Recaro provide the support required to fully enjoy the ST driving experience, and
also are comfortable for every day driving.
Enhanced Driving Dynamics
Ford Team RS, the European arm of Ford’s Global Performance Vehicle Group, made improving the entire driving
experience the number one objective for the LZ series Focus ST.
The sports suspension features all-new front springs and sportier new shock absorber tuning front and rear, with
stiffer suspension bushes on the front lower control arm and rear spring links. In combination with the model-specific
anti-roll bars and rear springs from the previous generation ST, these enhancements deliver an even sharper dynamic
The calibration of the Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and electronic vehicle control systems also has been
revised to meet the specific sporting requirements of the Focus ST.
Key innovations include the Enhanced Transitional Stability (ETS) system as part of the vehicle’s advanced Dynamic
Stability Control (DSC) system. ETS is designed to sense vehicle stability and driver inputs, predict when a skid or loss
of control might occur, and intervene as required using individual wheel braking to maintain optimal precision and
control during rapid changes of direction at speed – for example in a lane-change situation.
Driver assistance, convenience and connectivity technologies that will be introduced for the first time on Focus ST
include Ford’s SYNC™ connectivity system.
SYNC™ offers access to audio, navigation, climate control and mobile phones using voice control and a high-definition,
8-inch colour touchscreen that displays the ST logo on start-up.
Adaptive Front Lighting, available for the first time on the LZ Focus ST, adjusts the intensity and angle of the
Bi-Xenon HID headlamp beams according to vehicle speed, steering angle and distance to objects to provide optimal
illumination. Focus ST customers will also be able to specify the optional Technology Pack, which features a host of
The Technology Pack (Optional) features:
- Active City Stop (ACS)
- Blind Spot Detection (BLIS)
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Lane Keeping Aid (LKA)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Driver Impairment Monitor (DIM)
- Auto High Beam Headlamps (AHB)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert is a new addition for LZ Focus ST, and warns drivers reversing from parking spaces if it
detects other vehicles are about to cross their path.
Ford's enhanced Active City Stop, designed to avoid or minimise the severity of a collision - is now operative at
speeds of up to 50 km/h; readies the brakes if a potential impact is detected and - if the driver does not respond - will
automatically apply the brakes.
2015 Focus ST Highlights
- 184 kW/340 Nm 2.0-litre GTDi EcoBoost engine (360 Nm with overboost)
- 6-speed Durashift manual transmission (standard)
- New colour 18" alloy wheels (8"x18")
- Red Front and Rear Brake Callipers
- Now 7 exterior colours - Tangerine Scream, Stealth (grey) - New for LZ Focus ST, Race Red, Frozen White, Moondust
Silver, Panther Black, Deep Impact Blue
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- Partial leather sports seats - Recaro branded
- Ford MyKey
- Ford SYNC with 8" colour touch screen
- Illuminated ST branded scuff plates
- Ambient Lighting
Ford Focus ST (LZ) price*
2.0-litre manual hatch $38,990*
Prestige Paint $450*
Technology Pack $2,000*
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are