2019 Ford Focus ST Line. For starters, this might be the first time in the model’s history when the Focus St Line will share the platform with the Mondeo. Take into account that this is nothing but a rumor at this point. However, there are strong suggestions out there that Ford’s modular CD4 platform could easily make the basis for a hatchback. Also, the new 2019 Ford Focus ST Line will be wider, longer and likely lower as well. This has been clear from the earliest test mules. These had some body panels stitched together and the windshield, rear glass and the bumpers didn’t fit correctly. Also, the wheels didn’t actually fit the wheel arches which suggests an early development mule.
We are quite sure that the new larger Focus St Line will easily fit the CD4 platform. Thanks to this new platform, it should be a much more refined car than before. Also, while it may seem far-fetched, take into account that both Volkswagen and Honda are doing the same thing at this point. The price is unlikely going to change much but the quality most definitely will. The next-generation Ford Focus St Line has been spotted undergoing winter testing. Reports suggest a faster 2019 Ford Focus ST Line could come fitted with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine downsized from the current car’s 2.0-litre unit. Spyshots give us an idea of what this new model might shape up to look like.
The current model is an arguably handsome car and we expect this upcoming model to boast similar sharp lines and smart proportions. Our exclusive render, shown below, shows what the standard Focus St Line could look like high-performance ST versions should look noticeably more aggressive. A honeycomb grille, large alloy wheels and a sporty body kit are all expected to make an appearance on the new car while numerous ST badges will help less sharp-eyed enthusiasts separate this model from a standard diesel hatchback.
The new 2019 Ford Focus ST Line’s cabin is expected to look just as modern as the new Fiesta’s, shown here, but far sportier The new ST’s expected to boast a spacious cabin featuring an all-new touchscreen infotainment system, a minimalistic dash and improved all-around visibility over the old car. Top spec models could feature a digital dash cluster, replacing more traditional gauges a feature seen on the face lifted Ford Mustang. The new car should also offer rear passengers more head and leg room than the outgoing ST and should come with a significantly bigger boot, too.
The naturally aspirated engines are going to be a thing of the past. The 2019 Ford Focus ST Line will more than likely boast turbocharged power only. The base cars will get either a 1 liter 3 cylinder EcoBoost or a larger 1.5 liter EcoBoost, depending on the market of choice. The top end ST version, which will be released alongside the base model, should receive a new engine as well. Some rumors suggested that it may be the first to get a revised 2 liter EcoBoost with close to 300 horsepower. The ST will definitely remain front wheel drive while a choice between a six speed manual or a six speed automatic should be available. While diesels are a given in Europe, this may be the first time when the US market could get one. We expect the 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 which is more than capable of over 180 horsepower at this point.
The 2019 Ford Focus ST Line hatchback and estate models are expected go on sale in early 2019, a couple of months after the standard models. Hatchback and estate models could cost from around £26,000 and £27,000 respectively.