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RECARO Automotive Seating supplies performance seats for Ford Focus ST

Bolder than ever: the new Ford Focus ST combines remarkable driving pleasure with superb comfort – including top-grade sport seats from RECARO Automotive Seating, the premium brand of Adient. Providing enhanced lateral support and an optimal seating position, they further underline the dynamic character of the new sports model with their stunning design in shades of anthracite.

Powerful appearance: the new Ford Focus ST with performance seats from Recaro Automotive Seating (©RECARO Automotive Seating).

Powerful appearance: the new Ford Focus ST with performance seats from Recaro Automotive Seating (©RECARO Automotive Seating).

Exclusive Recaro seat design for the new Ford Focus ST: top-grade performance seats for perfect lateral support and intense driving experiences (©RECARO Automotive Seating).

Exclusive Recaro seat design for the new Ford Focus ST: top-grade performance seats for perfect lateral support and intense driving experiences (©RECARO Automotive Seating).

Kirchheim unter Teck, May 14, 2019 – The newest ST version in the highly successful Ford Focus family scores across the board, with intelligent assistance systems, a powerful engine and unique suspension. Inside, this sportiness is further intensified by top-notch RECARO Automotive Seating performance seats. These have been specifically refined for the new Ford Focus ST, delivering utmost control by providing the driver with instant feedback from the road. Distinctive side bolsters on the backrest and seat cushion ensure optimal body support while cornering.

“We’re proud that Ford continuously relies on our unique expertise for performance seats,” said Ulrich J. Severin, head of RECARO Automotive Seating. “It is our aim to create intense driving experiences and our seats are a perfect match for engaged Ford Focus ST drivers.”

The exclusive RECARO seat design for the ST range combines superior craftsmanship with carefully selected materials. The RECARO seats are available in three different versions: a high-quality textile cover, a leather and fabric combination, and a luxurious ‘Dinamica’ suede appearance. The seat covers are realized in handsome anthracite tones, with pale gray topstitching to emphasize the dynamic curves and to provide visual accents. The ST logo, embroidered in vivid red, is featured on the backrest. Depending on the model, the driver and front-seat passenger can enjoy even more comfort with various standard and optional features, such as two-level seat heating and electrically adjustable lumbar support.

The new compact sports car from Ford is the boldest and most powerful Focus ST ever, featuring a 2.3 liter EcoBoost petrol engine delivering 206 kW (280 hp) of power and 420 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in less than 6.0 seconds. And it’s also the smartest member of the Focus family, with an array of intelligently networked technologies and driver-assistance systems making every trip that much easier. Exclusive alloy wheels and select exterior color options, including the Ford classics Performance Blue and Orange Fury, complete the dynamic looks of the new Focus ST, which will be available from June 2019.