2013 Ford Focus ST Pricing Leaked: $23,700

Danny Choy
by Danny Choy

According to a leaked spec sheet, Ford‘s upcoming Focus ST global hot hatch will start at $23,700 ($24,495 with the $795 destination charge).

Since its inception, Ford’s former Global Performance Vehicles chief Jost Capito intended for the Ford Focus ST to be at the top of its class, “We want to have the best hot hatch in the sector. We want to be better than a VW Golf GTI, better than a Renaultsport Megane 250 – and we believe we have achieved that with a car that can be used day-to-day but is also extremely entertaining for enthusiastic drivers.”

Packed with the robust EcoBoost 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the Focus ST produces 247-hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Offered with a 6-speed manual transmission, the driving enthusiast’s gearbox of choice, the Focus ST lays down a 0-to-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds.

Although the latest hot hatch is certainly a lot of car for an affordable price, tacking on additional trim packages and equipment groups can quickly drive the price closer to $30k. Order codes ‘Equipment Group 201A and 202A charge for $2,505 and $4,840, respectively. A moonroof will cost $895, navigation is an additional $795, the special Tangerine Scream Tricoat Paint finish will cost another $495, and finally, an engine block heater will set you back another $35.

Depending on trim levels and combinations, a fully equipped Focus ST should fall close to $29,000, drawing it near basic Ford V6 Mustang territory. Despite the risk of overlap, these two sport oriented cars are distinct enough as to not risk the cannibalization of sales.

With the Focus ST set to arrive in dealers later this year, it’s only a matter of time before Ford releases a Fiesta ST hot hatch for the US as well.

GALLERY: 2013 Ford Focus ST

[Source: FordSTNation.com]

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  • TT335i TT335i on May 23, 2012

    This is a very cool hot hatch. Not bringing the dual clutch, if they didn't, to the US is a big mistake and big let down. Ford wants to compete with the GTI, but one of the greatest things about the GTI IS the DSG trans. Plus, the GTI has very nice interior with much higher grade materials than one expects at the price point. I don't know if the ST will be different, but the Focus's interior is not nearly as nicely laid out as the GTI, nor are the materials of the same high quality. Check that Ford least ye be caught with your britches down. :)