( Worldcarfans ) - Ford released four images of the upcoming Ford Focus ST when they send out press information about the new facelifted 2008 Ford Focus to print publishers. Once the official press release comes through the (internet) grape vines we will enlighten you with all the details, but untill then we will have to do with the leaked information from Auto Express and Autovisie.
Don't expect anything too earth shattering in this mid-cycle facelift. The 2008 Ford Focus ST will feature the new Mondeo headlights, new foglight housing and a fancy new honeycombe grille. Also the new Focus will feature larger side-view mirrors and LED-taillights. Inside Ford is using different fabrics and the instrument cluster has had a bit of a make-over.
The 2.5 liter 5-cylinder turbo engine has not changed which should make the ST fans both happy and sad. Happy that this great engine has not changed and very sad indeed that Ford hasn't been able to extract a bit more performance from it. Either way, 0 - 100 km/h should take no longer than 6,5 seconds and will still hit that 245 km/h top speed.
The new Focus range will hit dealerships early 2008 with the ST and Coupe-Cabrio following in spring 2008.