I wouldn’t have actually picked this car as a Ford, the Focus has had some serious plastic surgery. The kind where you know something has been done to make it look better, but they’ve cleverly hidden the nips and tucks and overall it’s slicker, sleeker, chic-er and more modern. The exterior now helps it compete effectively in this category.
Inside too, has had an overhaul. The Focus ST line has fabric seats, but they are a nice fabric and comfortable to sit on. There is a leather steering wheel which has a flat bottom - it’s not super sharp, but it is flat and I much prefer a flat-bottomed steering wheel, it’s great to get it on a lower-priced car.
It also has a circular gearshifter which is very similar to the one Land Rover uses. On a Ford. Someone’s punching above their weight with the design in here, and we like it. It looks more expensive than it is and even in the middle of the range car, I felt good driving it.