Published: 06 Jun 2012

Customers visiting Jennings Ford’s branch in Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Stockton, are taking advantage of Ford’s exciting new 250PS Focus ST, which is on sale and available for delivery in September.

One of the UK’s most keenly-anticipated performance hatchbacks, is on sale at Jennings Ford’s Eslington Park dealership in Gateshead, the group's Cargo Fleet Lane site in Middlesbrough and the Yarm Road branch in Stockton.

Powered by an advanced, direct injection 2.0-litre, all-alloy, turbocharged, four cylinder EcoBoost engine, the new Ford Focus ST develops 250PS, yet remains capable of returning 39.2mpg and C02 emissions of 169g/km – 20 per cent better than its predecessor.

Unique suspension, non-linear variable-ratio steering and performance brakes have all been specifically tuned, while striking central exhaust, imposing trapezoidal front grille and even the Tangerine Scream paint option which were inspired by the original Ford Focus ST Concept, have been brought to production.

Focus ST is available in both hatchback and estate bodystyles, proving that practicality need not compromise style or performance, with a high level of comfort, safety and convenience features standard on both. On the road prices are £21,995 for the hatchback model and £23,095 for an estate version.

Standard UK specification includes Ford Power keyless start, Recaro seats, DAB radio, Bluetooth and 18inch alloy wheels, with the range-topping ST3 model adding heated leather seats, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and keyless entry.

Additional sports styling options include rado-grey alloy wheels, red brake callipers and illuminated scuff plates.

Barry Fearon, sales manager at Jennings Ford’s Eslington Park dealership in Gateshead, said; “The UK’s fascination with fast Fords is underlined by the sales performance of the previous two Focus ST generations, which exceeded 35,000 between 2002 and 2010.

“We are delighted to be able to offer customers this new model which will be available for delivery in September.

“Customers visiting our Ford branch, can also take advantage of a 5 year warranty, exclusive to Jennings Ford and available on all new car purchases.”

As Ford’s first global performance car, the new Focus ST was developed jointly by Ford’s Team RS in Europe and its Special Vehicles Team (SVT) in the United States. The car goes on sale in 40 countries, from this year (2012).

Its UK debut will coincide with a starring role in the new all-action movie adaptation of British TV cop classic, The Sweeney, with actors Ray Winstone and “Plan B” Ben Drew playing Jack Regan and George Carter. The flying squad detectives lead a cast of crime-busting officers as they give chase to London’s criminals in black Ford Focus ST hot hatchbacks.

For more information about the Ford ST or other products and services available at Jennings Ford, contact Gateshead on 0191 4607464, Middlesbrough on 01642 240055 or Stockton on 01642 632200.

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