Ford Motor Co. will unveil a range-topping version of the new Focus at the Paris auto show later this month.
The 250-hp sporty hatchback will launch in all markets where the Focus is sold, including Europe and the United States. It has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine.
Ford will also reveal the three production-ready Focus body styles at the show -- a five-door hatchback, four-door sedan and station wagon.
The cars will go on sale at the same time in Europe and North America in early 2011. The Focus ST follows a year later.
Ford said the Paris launch of the Focus lineup is significant for the company, as it signals the introduction of the first truly global product developed under the automaker's One Ford strategy.
The Focus will be sold in more than 120 markets worldwide. It was developed on Ford's new global compact car segment platform and has up to 80 percent parts commonality around the world.
The platform will underpin at least 10 vehicles globally and account for about 2 million units of annual production by 2012.
The latest Focus was developed at Ford's global center of excellence for small cars near Cologne in Germany.
In Paris, Ford will display for the first time the core technology that will power the plug-in hybrid electric C-Max, which will be produced in Valencia, Spain, and will go on sale in Europe starting in 2013.
Ford will also show high-series Titanium versions of the redesigned five-seat C-Max and seven-seat Grand C-Max. The C-Max is the first production model using the new C-segment platform.
A face-lifted Mondeo will be unveiled with a new fuel-efficient powertrain and the Ka gets stop-start technology.