What Will Ford ST Next?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Ford has teased that it will be giving something the ST treatment next week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

It hasn’t said what, at least not publicly, as of yet. We may or may not know, but embargoes are something we abide by here at TTAC, so we’re not spilling any beans. That is, if we know, which we might, but might not.


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Instead, I am proposing a mini-dual-QOTD. Question one: What model do you think Ford is applying the ST badge to? Fusion, EcoSport, Edge, Explorer, C-Max? Taurus? Transit Connect? Expedition? Flex? Maybe F-150?

Or is it an update to an existing ST trim? Maybe it’s a new Mustang trim.

Question two: What should Ford add ST trims to? Would a hopped-up Transit Connect make life fun for the plumber/florist/electrician on the go? Should Ford add an ST trim to the Edge or EcoSport? Would the family man or woman want to drive an Explorer ST or Expedition ST? Is Fusion Sport or Taurus SHO sporty enough? Can the Mustang use another trim level?

Ford will keep us in the dark for a few more days, but you folks can have at it in the comments. As for us, we’re hoping Ford goes all-in and STs all the things – because even a Super Duty needs a sport trim in its life.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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