Ford’s hottest hatch is getting a bit more premium… for a limited few.
The 2021 Ford Focus ST-3 has been revealed for Australia. Just 200 will be offered, all with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing starts at $47,990 before on-road costs, with prestige paint a $650 option.
The updated ST-1 and ST-3 will be here late in 2021.
The standard Focus ST is priced at $44,690 before on-road costs, with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.
Many of the features in the ST-3 were previously standard in the ST, which lost blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, heated seats and a 10-speaker sound system as part of its 2021 model year update.
Blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert will again be standard across the ST range, including on the ST-3, from later this year.
New for the ST in Australia is the lighting system, which uses a camera to read the road ahead and actively steer the beam for upcoming bends.
Unique standard equipment in the ST-3 includes:
- Advanced Front Lighting headlights with cornering
- Panoramic sunroof
- 10-speaker B&O Play sound system with subwoofer
- Head-up display
- Heated front seats
- Power front seats with power-adjustable lumbar
Power still comes from a 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine with 206kW of power and 420Nm of torque, sent exclusively to the front wheels.
Carryover equipment from the wider Focus ST line-up includes:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- FordPass Connect
- DAB+ digital radio
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Adaptive suspension
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Recaro sports seats
- Electronic limited-slip differential
- Dual exhaust outlets
- Unique ST styling elements including a large rear spoiler, unique bumpers and side skirts
- Metallic pedals
- Multi-colour ambient lighting
- Wireless phone charging
- LED front fog lights
- Keyless entry and start
- Automatic headlights and high-beam
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Dual-zone climate control
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
- Paddle shifters
- Electrochromatic rear-view mirror