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Is the Ford Focus ST 'the world's first global performance car'?

Is the Ford Focus ST 'the world's first global performance car'?

The new Ford Focus ST will be a hit the world over, according to those at the Blue Oval.

With a "unique balance of outstanding performance, handling, refinement and style", the firm is confident it has created the first "global performance car".

The new model will indeed be released in 40 countries later this year and strong sales in each would vindicate Ford's claims.

Mark Ovendon, Ford Britain managing director. Said: "This is the car that performance Ford fans across the world have been waiting for.

"Our engineers have worked hard to make sure drivers will experience the true essence of what the ST badge represents - in Britain, or any of the 40 countries where this global performance car will be sold."

Those looking to get behind the wheel of the motor will find a 250PS two-litre EcoBoost engine, which will push the new Focus ST from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and reach an impressive top speed of 154 mph.

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