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by Sam Rawlings

Ford has added a new sports-inspired styling pack to its Focus and Fiesta models, but Australian availability has yet to be confirmed.

Revealed for the European market this week, the new ST-Line follows in the footsteps of similar packages offered locally by the likes of Renault and Kia – which both offer packs dubbed GT-Line – among others.

Despite its sporting looks, the ST-Line offering is largely a styling and handling exercise. Power remains the domain of the line-up’s regular engines – no full-bottle ST power here – but sports suspension is in the bargain.

Headlining the tweaks is a series of exterior add-ons that include 17-inch alloy wheels finished in Rock Metallic Grey, along with a redesigned front grille and sports-styled bumpers, and fog lights.

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On the inside, both the Focus and Fiesta get sports seats with red stitching, as well as a sports steering wheel, kick plates and gear knob inspired by the ST-badged models.

As for performance, the Fiesta ST-Line is offered with Ford’s now familiar 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine with either a 74kW, 91kW or 102kW power output. A 94kW 1.5-litre TDCi diesel unit will also be available.

Meanwhile, the Focus ST-Line will offer two diesel motors: an 88kW 1.5-litre or a 109kW 2.0-litre unit. A line a petrol engines will feature, with power outputs ranging from 91kW to 134kW.

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Reports claim Ford is planning to add an additional two engines to the menu in the near future.

Going on sale in European markets within the coming months, pricing for the Fiesta ST-Line starts at 15,645 pounds (AUD$31,059) and 20,595 pounds (AUD$40,934) for the Focus ST-Line.

CarAdvice has contacted Ford Australia for word on local potential and we will update this article as details become available.

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