Kapi-Mana News - - MOTORING -

Driv­e­train: Trans­verse FWD 1999cc DOHC EcoBoost tur­bocharged in-line four. Sixspeed man­ual Durashift trans­mis­sion. Out­puts: Max 184kW at 5500rpm, 360Nm at 2000-4500rpm. Max 248kmh, 0-100kmh 6.5 secs, 7.1L/100km, 169g/km CO2. Chas­sis: Front MacPherson struts, rear con­trol blades; elec­tric vari­able ra­tio rack and pin­ion steer­ing; 18 x 8 rims, 235/40 tyres. Safety: Vented disc brakes all­round, ABS, EBD and EBA; sta­bil­ity con­trol, front, side and side cur­tain airbags; 5-star NCAP test. Di­men­sions: L 4364mm, H 1484mm, W1823mm, W/base 2648mm, F/track 1554mm, R/track 1544mm, Weight 1437mm, 55L. Pric­ing: On sale in Novem­ber at $52,490. HOT: Smooth, punchy, flex­i­ble engine; well bal­anced grippy chas­sis; fine driv­ing po­si­tion; sharp sticker. NOT: Wagon and durashift not avail­able in NZ; naff seat colour choices; yel­low only de­cent body colour. VER­DICT: Wor­thy wearer of the ST badge. Now, Ford how about an even hot­ter RS Fo­cus.

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