Fan-boys begged Ford for the international Focus since 2005, when the world got a new model and we got... a refresh. Now it's 2012 and it can finally be yours. But should you still want it? In a word; no.
The Ford Focus ST is the star of the 2012 lineup, but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the new regular sedan and five-door version, or the 2.0-liter putting out 158 hp. No wagon, but beggars can't be choosers.
The endless monotony of boring U.S. hatches got you down? The Ford Focus ST's going to turn that frown upside-down. A 246-hp, sexified, Ecoboosted, five-door probably headed for America. A beautiful sunrise may be breaking over the Carpocalyptic landscape.
Before Bill Ford pulled the 2012 Ford Focus from an on-stage Demon Hole, he stopped our hearts with big news. An RS!?! No. An announcement regarding Michigan-built all-electric Focii starting next year and hybrid C-platform cars. Sad.
This is the all-new 2012 Ford Focus. From our perspective it's one of the greatest automotive comeback stories in a long time. After too many indifferent refreshes it's finally, and awesomely, everything enthusiasts have been begging Ford to build.