Ford Focus St Line 2019. The fourth generation of focus began in early 2018 and Peter Anderson managed the new version of Focus ST-Line on the Riviera.
The new focus is always a little exciting. From the day the first car arrived on the road, it was a completely new approach to the blue oval. The focus in the first time Mondeo and Ka arrived three cars of great importance.
These cars still resonate to this day, even if Ka is now a pale imitation of what it was before. But Mondeo remained strong and true.
For the fourth generation, Ford chose a clean design for the paper, including the new exterior of Australian designer Justin Demicio. The focus range is channeled through a combination of turbocharged diesel and three-cylinder diesel.
But we are only interested in one of the slightly expanded bands, which is an attractively attractive ST line.
Technically, there is no one. The ST line is not a direct substitute for an earlier version of focus. The sport was not really a sport, and if you wanted a little bit of sting, you had to jump into crazy versions of ST or RS.
Peugeot and Renault benefited from the idea of a warm opening for the rest of us, without having to accumulate the initial and continuing cost of a hot hole. Both French manufacturers have added GT-Line models to their smaller offerings, the 208 and Clio, to take advantage of the hot-aleux models.
It worked. So Ford followed his example, negotiating for “focus” worship.
The ST-Line line fits between titanium and Vignale. Some markets will not get at all four levels of the range and certainly will not get all the available engines.
The ST-Line comes with a six-speed manual or eight-speed torque converter that has been automatically developed. These transmissions are equipped with three new 1.5-liter cylinders. I can not guarantee that I can choose the gearbox that I can get in my place of residence. Australia, for example, missed the guide.
The titchy triple spin is 134kW (183PS) and 240 Nm, and this is not bad for a drive of this size, far from it.
0-100 km / h (0-62 mph) somewhere in the area of nine seconds, so do not get too excited. This car revolves around the chassis.
It is a good idea that it is just a touch less than a standard car (10 mm or less than half an inch), but with thicker rubber and larger wheels.
Active damping is also lost from Vignale and this is good. This system makes the focus more restless and less comfortable than ST-Line, which is strange. Maybe this needs more work.
Where the ST-Line fits the hot-hole philosophy It’s not fast, the clutch is sleek but the engine turns and turns cheerfully. Look good, too, if you like those three-cylinder grunts.
The direction is very light but has a reasonable feeling. Ford says the team has reduced friction and I tend to think so. The previous “normal” focus did not feel a bit as it became tighter when it turned in the lock, did not own the new car it.
The front is quite interested in changing the direction and hanging very well in the corners. This car revolves around driving and keeping it. In fact, he never comes out of the corners: he has the resolve or the power to get more than just scribbling from the fronts.
Excellent manual transmission: You’ll have to use it a bit to keep the engine boiling in curves because the direction is high and space is wide. It is charming and stylish, although it is not as smooth as the old Fiesta ST.
The ST-Line comes in both the aperture and the car and to be honest, it’s good in both. Obviously, the car is slower and less graceful, but it is not a big problem, again, it’s about the chassis (the car rotates with a different rear end of the modified links).
You can get a pair of doors and European cars in the form of a hot hole. Renault Megane GT Line is the most obvious. Peugeot also sells the 308 slots and the car with the GT-Line badge as well.