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Dear Ford,

Please give us folks here in the U.S. the same nice colors (body and wheels) that you give the Europeans.


Sincerely yours,

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They look even better in these new photos than the first released ones when it debuted.
 

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Auto Express UK reviews the diesel ST
The best way to think of the new Focus ST diesel is as a Focus ST ‘Lite’. It doesn’t accelerate as hard as the petrol model, but from the inside it sounds surprisingly like it, steers with similar levels of precision, looks just as mean and costs exactly the same. If you’re after usability and fuel economy over outright thrills then it beats the petrol hands down. Our advice would be to spend the extra £1,100 more on estate version making it the perfect fast, fun family transport.

Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ford/focus/90107/ford-focus-st-diesel-2015-review#ixzz3PRzPG6rZ

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Car magazine UK diesel review
Far from diluting the Ford Focus ST range, the TDCi is a worthy addition. With huge torque reserves, impressively flexible power delivery and a complete absence of grumbly diesel noise, it’s a great engine.

The petrol’s still the faster and far more rewarding choice, with a wider power band and access to higher revs making it more malleable to the road and the driver, even if Ford’s figures suggest it’ll travel 25 fewer miles for every gallon than the diesel. But for high motorway milers and company car drivers with a sense of humour (a 110g/km CO2 output makes for a competitively low tax banding), this car has plenty to offer.

Prices are identical for both petrol and diesel models, starting at £22,195 and stretching to £25,995 for the top ST3 trim, which seems like conspicuously good value.
Read more http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/Search-Results/First-drives/Ford-Focus-ST-diesel-2015-review/
 

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Autocar UK
Should I buy one?:
The good news is that this is no watered-down warm hatch masquerading under the famous ST badge. It may not be as quick as its petrol-powered sibling, but dynamically it’s every bit as good. In fact, with a slightly less frenzied power delivery, it actually feels like a slightly more balanced and rounded driver’s car.

For some – particularly those racking up big motorway miles – the firm ride and refinement issues may be enough to push them in the direction of the softer Golf GTD. But at least Ford’s different tack means there’s a genuine reason to choose the Focus, whereas there otherwise might not be.
Read more http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/ford/focus-st/first-drives/2015-ford-focus-20-tdci-185-st-review
 

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Top Gear UK
As before, there's a choice of both five-door hatchback and estate models, the latter commanding a £1,100 premium. Weighing just 24kg more, and with an identical wheelbase to its smaller sibling, any handling differences are difficult to spot. It's arguably the smarter looking car of the pair, too, especially if you go for stealth-spec solid grey paint.

While the Focus ST's £22k entry point undercuts a 30bhp-lighter Golf GTI by around four grand, only two per cent of UK buyers actually plump for basic spec. Far more popular are its better-equipped ST2 and ST3 trims, and the latter - which starts at £25,995 - is where you'll find Ford's smart new Sync touchscreen media system as standard. It mops up the old button-festooned dashboard and gives the Focus a far more premium feel than before.

You want more stats? Ford UK expects petrol and diesel sales to be split 50/50 in the ST range, while the newly frugal engine option should boost the current 15 per cent take-up of estates. And less than ten per cent of people dare go for the ‘Tangerine Scream' paint you see above.
Read more http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/ford-focus-st-review-first-drive-2015-01-20
 

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Motoring Research UK
Verdict: 2015 Ford Focus ST
Subtly revised styling cues complete the package and mean the 2015 Ford Focus ST looks and goes better than ever, bolstered by that new performance diesel option to the point where Ford is predicting an equal split between petrol and diesel sales in the UK.

Best of all, it’s cheaper than before, despite more performance, improved handling and greater efficiency. The estate commands a £1,100 price premium over the hatch, but it’s still great value.

At £25,995 for the top-spec ST3 – which now gets even more kit as standard, including a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, bi-xenon lights, heated seats, keyless entry, rear parking sensors and cruise control – it’s £1,240 cheaper than a VW Golf GTI Performance, making it a performance bargain.

The GTI and GTD should be worried.
 

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Yes, it is nice.
For that reason, it is not offered in the U.S.
In theory the color will be offered on the RS, but not the ST here, but the RS is built in Germany.
 
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