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Ford shows hot Euro-oriented Focus ST coming to U.S.

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The next Focus compact isn't on sale yet, but Ford is already showing off the ST performance version that will appear in 2012.

And it indicates that the ST designation will be pinned on other performance vehicles as well. The Focus ST is coming to Europe in March, long before it comes the U.S.

The turbocharged ST took its place on the floor at the Los Angeles Auto Show, easy to notice with a sparkling two-tone gold paint job. A black one was right next door.

"ST represents an ultimate expression of Focus driving quality and performance," said Derrick Kuzak, a Ford group vice president. "Moving forward, ST branding will keynote the enthusiast-directed versions of our core global vehicle lines."

Ford says ST models will be sporty but still come with good gas mileage:

Ford also has the SVT performance line. SVT stands for "Special Vehicle Team."

Ford Focus ST has a high-output derivative of the efficient new 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Next year, a version of the 2-liter EcoBoost will be available in the Ford Edge and the Ford Explorer.

Ford says the EcoBoost engine features specially designed intake and exhaust systems and a unique calibration to deliver the desired level of power and responsiveness.

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http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/11/ford-shows-hot-euro-oriented-focus-st-coming-to-us/1

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