Ford UK Launches New Focus Sport Special Edition

Far more often than not, when a mainstream carmaker like Ford uses the 'Sport' nametag on a special or limited edition of one of its series production models, chances are that some marketing team found another way to abuse the term. And sure enough, that's the case with Ford UK's limited edition Focus Sport.

The only remotely sporty addition to the [current-generation] standard Focus are the ST-style (but not -sized), 16-inch alloy wheels. Other than that, the Focus Sport gets standard satellite navigation with European mapping, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, voice control, parking distance sensors, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and self-dimming rear-view mirror plus the Titanium model's "New York Ebony" seat fabrics.

Further proving our point, the Focus Sport special will available exclusively in the five-door bodystyle with a choice of Ford's oh-so sporty engines, the 100HP 1.6-liter petrol with a manual gearbox and the 109HP 1.6-litre TDCi diesel, again with a stick shift.

On-the-road prices for the Focus Sport are £16,545 for the 1.6-liter petrol and £17,845 for the 1.6-liter TDCi.