The popular shade from the Mustang comes to the company's hot hatch.
While the Focus RS is the Blue Oval’s hot hatch with the most attention recently, the Focus ST remains a capable performer, and buyers in the United States can now get it with an extra splash of color. There’s a new shade in the palette called Triple Yellow Metallic Tri-Coat that’s among the most eye-catching in the current range. It replaces the wonderfully named Tangerine Scream Metallic Tri-Coat, Ford spokesperson Dan Jones tells Motor1. Getting the vehicle in this hue costs an extra $595, making it the only tint that carries a premium.
The Focus ST continues to use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual remains the only gearbox option.
The 2017 Focus ST starts at $25,650 (after $875 destination). However, Ford’s configurator currently says there are $1,750 in available incentives, which means buyers can get the hot hatch for as little as $23,900. If you don’t want a Triple Yellow model, Ford also offers it in the fantastic looking Kona Blue, Race Red, Magnetic gray, Oxford White, and Shadow Black.
Buyers can spec the ST with luxuries that let the hot hatch border on luxurious. For $3,680, a package combines HID headlights, a power moonroof, partially trimmed leather seats, a 10-speaker stereo, Sync 3, and dual-zone climate control. A pack for $5,680 includes all of that equipment, including an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated steering wheel, heated side mirrors, navigation, full-leather seats, and carbon fiber interior accents. Many of these amenities are also available separately.
Once you order a 2017 Focus ST in Triple Yellow, Ford Performance and its work with Mountune can let an owner get even more output from the hot hatch. The firm offers aftermarket parts that push the output to 275 horsepower and 296 lb-ft. There are also new exhaust kits and even the ability to retrofit the Focus RS’ Brembo front brakes onto the ST.