Since the days of the first Escort, sporty compact cars have a long tradition at Ford. The Focus ST is aimed right at the Golf GTI.

In addition to a 190-hp (142-kW) diesel engine, the Focus ST is also available with a 2.3-liter gas engine that offers 280 hp (209 kW) and 308 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque.

There is a choice of either a six-speed or seven-speed automatic transmission. The gasoline-powered Focus ST starts at €34,700.