Ford Focus ST, Fiesta ST Video – First Look: 2011 LA Auto Show

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

If you’re a lover of hot-hatches then there’s a lot going on at Ford these days that will interest you. For starters there’s the new Focus ST, a high-performance version of the new compact hatch that’s set to take on cars like the Mazdaspeed3 and Civic Si. It makes 247-hp from a turbocharged direct-injection EcoBoost 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and thanks to a long list of upgrades an an innovative torque distribution system, looks to be plenty fun, and plenty capable.

Sized-down from the Focus ST is a new Fiesta ST, with the same sort of upgrades, but sporting an EcoBoost 1.6-liter engine making 180-hp. It’s technically a concept, but Ford is serious about bringing this car to market – and we can’t wait.

GALLERY: Ford Focus ST

GALLERY: Ford Fiesta ST Concept

Watch the video below for a look at both cars from the floor of the LA Auto Show:

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  • Bernie Bernie on Nov 21, 2011

    the focus looks great, BUT!! with the WRX at 25,500 and awd the focus FWD without a mechanical LSD WILL torque steer!!! they will prolly reduce inital power via the ECU to help curb this. ford CHEAPS out from the earlier european focus we NEVER GOT!!!! with a mechanical LSD and more powerful cars, we get the watered down version again, look at the european opels same thing GM drops AWD and NO mechanical LSD!!!!!