The “charged” Ford Focus ST will remain the uncontested front-wheel drive, and in the next generation model, likely to inevitably get a hybrid powerplant
As reported in an interview with Car Advice, the head of Ford Performance Europe Stefan Muenzinger, Ford Focus ST will not be all-wheel drive version. Perhaps all-wheel drive powertrain could get the RS version, but the prospects for its emergence in the current generation Focus is not even discussed. Modification of the ST will remain exclusively with front-wheel drive, and the next generation will be hybrid Muenzinger called it inevitable.
By the way, the current Focus ST is offered in hatchback and wagon with petrol and diesel engines: 2.3-liter 280-horsepower EcoBoost petrol and 2-liter 190-horsepower diesel EcoBlue. The petrol engine is paired with a six-speed “mechanics” or seven-speed automated transmission. In a couple of the diesel is offered only uncontested “mechanics”.