Ford Focus ST estate driven in Russia
Matt Jones shows our hot hatch of the year around its new home…
Posted: 22 May 2013
Even though ST production remains in Germany, this car is a symbol of a new, affluent Russia: a country whose occupants don't just want a new estate car, but might like it to have bucket seats and go fast.
The photographer and I are not going fast. We're watching nobody really care about a massive accident on the M4, one of seven major motorways leaving Moscow. We've gone looking for old Russia, where the roads are empty, men are men and goats are nervous. Just six miles away from the highway, and the vestiges of civilisation have completely vanished.