Brentwood, Essex, 23 October, 2012 – Following its movie debut in the
UK crime thriller The Sweeney, the all-new Ford Focus ST has taken on
its next starring role – this time as an official police patrol
While the five-door hot hatch used by Flying Squad detectives Regan
and Carter was unmarked, this estate version gets the full law
The one-off demonstrator has been developed and engineered at Ford
Special Vehicle Preparations (SVP) in Earls Colne, Essex. Equipped as
a compact traffic car, it meets the latest National Policing
Improvement Agency (NPIA) standards for fast response vehicles inside
and out. The light bar on the roof is all-LED, and the dashboard is
fitted with a mobile data terminal (MDT) and screen to illustrate the
Focus ST's versatility for multi-role police use.
The car appeared at the National Association of Police Fleet Managers'
Conference and Blue Light Fleet Exhibition (NAPFM) in Peterborough.
Terry Adams, Ford's Direct Sales Manager for Police, Fire &
Ambulance, commented: "With the Ford Focus ST being seen so
publicly on cinema screens nationwide, the timing for this 'official'
version couldn't be better. At the NAPFM show we displayed the car's
crime-fighting talents to police transport managers and took bookings
Also available for the public to buy, the all-new Ford Focus ST comes
in five vibrant colours including Tangerine Scream and Spirit Blue.
The car's 2.0-litre 250PS EcoBoost engine means it can accelerate from
0-62 mph in just 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 154 mph. The
hatchback is priced from £21,995 with the estate costing from £23,095.
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