The new Ford Focus ST arrives in dealerships this Friday and the prices have been announced to start at £21,995 for the hatchback version while the estate will begin at £23,095.

The new Ford Focus ST arrives in UK dealerships this Friday with prices announced to start at £21,995 for the hatchback while the estate version will begin at £23,095.

The performance model comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine that pumps 250PS (184kW / 247bhp) to the wheels via a six-speed manual transmission system. It also features a number of performance assistance systems including Torque Steer Compensation, Torque Vectoring Control and a three-mode Electronic Stability Program.

The launch coincides with the model's starring role alongside Ray Winstone and Ben Drew in the movie adaption of British TV classic The Sweeney.