The Focus ST snapped at Ford's Cologne plant. (Hermann J Knippertz, AP)
The new Focus ST takes most of its styling cues and engineering from the ST Concept which was unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show.
As with the ST Concept the production model will be propelled by a 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine with a power output of about 160 kW.
In June Wheels24 reported that the ST is on its way to South Africa too. This hot hatch will probably arrive here sometime in 2006.