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Ford shares 2012 Focus ST images with Facebook fans

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Ford is giving Facebook users front-row access to new photos and video showcasing the progress of its first global performance car, the 2012 Focus ST.

In anticipation of next year's launch, more than 300,000 fans of Ford's Focus page on Facebook can view the latest videos and photos of the ST in its final stages of development.

The content highlights technology and performance features that contribute to the car's practicality.

"This is Ford's first truly global performance vehicle," Ford spokesman Jost Capito said, "and social media gives us a rare opportunity to show enthusiasts how this car is progressing, gives insight into its technologies and builds excitement."

The footage offers a look at standard equipment in the ST, as well as how the Global Performance Vehicles team has been testing it in various weather conditions and terrains. The Focus ST is expected to deliver an estimated 247 hp.

Ford will continue posting Facebook updates during the remaining stages of testing as the 2012 launch draws closer. It plans to send updates from the company's proving grounds at Lommel in Belgium and from the N

By Michelle Koueiter