4. Subtle but noticeable changes on the outside
The exterior of the ST differs from regular Focus hatchbacks slightly. The ST has a larger front grill, different lower front fascia and a revised rear bumper. In the middle of this rear bumper is what Ford calls a “central dual-pipe” exhaust tip, which is essentially a single, convoluted metal tip connecting the twin exhaust tailpipes. Finishing off the Focus ST’s look is a set of unique 18-inches wheels shod in wide 235 width tires.
Although these changes do not put the ST’s looks over the top, they still give it a purposeful stance showing that, like Steven Seagal in a kimono, this Focus means business.