What is it like on the inside?
Again, rivals have surpassed it in terms of tech and luxury. But since the Focus ST's 2015 facelift, it's really not bad in here; the messy array of buttons in the pre-facelift Focus have been tidied up nicely by a new touchscreen media system. Happily, Ford’s kept the extra dials on top of the dash.
STs get some good-looking and rather hugging Recaro seats, too, which are ace. And if you find the regular five-door Focus isn’t quite practical enough for your needs, the ST is one of the few hot hatches with an estate variant in the brochure. Happily, it gives nothing noticeable dynamically to the hatch.