Ford has announced a new ST-Line sports model range for Europe. It says the new line is designed for customers who aspire to the sporty image of Ford’s ST models, but do not require the full ST sports performance.

The new line debuts on the Fiesta and Focus models and includes a sporty suspension and body styling as well as other sporty features.

“With our new ST-Line range even more customers can experience sporty style and driving dynamics inspired by our most exciting Ford Performance line-up ever, that includes models such as the Focus RS, new Fiesta ST200 and Ford GT supercar,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “This year we expect to sell 40,000 performance cars in Europe, a 50 per cent increase compared with 2015, which in turn saw performance car sales rise by 61 per cent compared with 2014.”

Design touches include a honeycomb design for the trapezoidal front grille and fog lamps with dark surrounds.

Ford says the new Ford ST-Line models are available only with high-power engine derivatives that complement the enhanced driving dynamics delivered by sport suspension – lowered by 10mm.