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Ford Focus, Focus ST Reportedly Coming To India In 2021

Back in October, we reported that Ford was considering selling the Ford Bronco and Ford Ranger Raptor in India. But it appears that those aren’t the only new products The Blue Oval wants to add to its Indian lineup for the 2021 model year. According to a report from Overdrive, the Ford Focus and Focus ST could be joining them as well.

Ford is attempting to boost its image in India, and it figures there’s no better way to do that than by selling a variety of exciting performance vehicles. The automaker is also able to slip some of these models in the country, thanks to its 2,500 unit homologation exemption rule. The Ranger Raptor would serve as the brand’s halo model in the country, slotting in well above the existing Ford Endeavor SUV, albeit in very limited quantities.

Meanwhile, the Ford Focus and Focus ST will join refreshed versions of the Figo, Freestyle, and EcoSport, as well as new C- and B- segment crossovers developed in conjunction with Mahindra, as we reported back in August. The new models will be offered in both front- and all-wheel-drive configuration and could go on sale as early as the second half of 2022.

Ford is reportedly keen to reinforce its image in India, a highly competitive market with over a dozen brands currently on sale. Plus, the main rival of the Bronco, the Jeep Wrangler, is already on sale in other parts of the world. Ford recently announced it would sell the Bronco in South America, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see it offered in other markets as well.

Adding the Focus and Focus ST to this revised lineup would only solidify the automaker’s mission to diversify its Indian lineup and make it more interesting, so we’ll be staying tuned to see if all of these moves actually take place.

We’ll have more on this as soon as it’s available, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Focus news, Focus ST news, and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mark L Bedel

    Wow! Love the updated styling especially on the sedan. From what I’ve read, the European tests running the ST are very impressive. Seems the suspension updates have taken this model to the next level! Too bad we can’t taste them here. I had my local dealer call me yesterday pitching me to sell them my 2016 Focus ST, and that they would offer a great trade-in incentive. Unfortunately, I had to relate that there isn’t anything of interest in their model line currently that appeals.

    I have a newer S550 GT w/ PP1, so that leaves the Fusion, which is a very nice sedan in it’s own right, but not exactly what I’d want to replace the ST with. How about another! Guess not…

  2. David O. Wiggins

    Incredibly disappointing that Ford is no longer a full-line retailer in the US. I’d love to replace my 2017 ST with the new version, but I have no plans to relocated to India. I’ve owned and driven Ford automobiles with a manual transmission since 1976. My 2017 is a great car, and by all accounts the new generation is even better. But we won’t be getting it here, so it will be the last in a long line of Ford cars that I’ve owned and loved throughout the years.


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