Ford has announced plans to begin accepting orders for the 2013 Focus ST in the United States.

Ford has announced plans to begin accepting orders for the 2013 Focus ST in the United States.

Priced from $24,495, the model features an aggressive body kit, a sport-tuned suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the cabin is nicely equipped with sport seats, aluminum pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the SYNC connectivity system. Options include HID headlights, a premium audio system and Recaro sport seats.

Power comes from a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that produces 252 hp (188 kW / 255 PS) and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque.

As a bonus, the first 1,000 customers who pre-order the model will be given a free GoPro HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera after they take delivery.

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