Just as fresh-faced updates to the Ford Focus ST and Ford Fiesta ST are rolling into local showrooms, the company has announced the shock departure of its two remaining hot hatches.
The future of hot hatches in Australia has been dealt another blow with the shock axing of two fan favourites — the Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST.
Both will be gone before the end of this year, a statement issued by Ford Australia this afternoon has confirmed.
It leaves the Ford Mustang as the sole remaining passenger car in the Ford Australia line-up — all other models are utes, SUVs, four-wheel drives or delivery vans.
The final shipment of Focus ST and ST X — only 40 cars in total — is on the way from Europe, with the Fiesta ST to continue for a little longer, though exact numbers are yet to be disclosed by Ford Australia.
Drive understands Ford Australia could be holding about 50…