DEARBORN – On the heels of high praise from Consumer Reports and recall-free since 2002, Ford Motor Co.’s Focus continues to evolve, evidenced by plans to build a North American “ST” version. Unlike the ST170, above, North America’s ST will be a sedan. Engineering has been approved, an informed source tells Ward’s, adding the sedan-based series could be unveiled as early as first-quarter, 2004. It borrows “goodies” from Ford of Europe Inc., which introduced its own ST model – ...

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