The next-generation Focus ST will likely be a hybrid according to a Ford representative. Like Ford, Honda will also likely release a performance focused hybrid that sits under the Type R. Just don't expect a new Focus RS, its not happening. This cheaper performance hybrid battle should be interesting...
: When asked specifically if the next-generation Ford Focus ST, which will probably land in five or six years, will be a hybrid, Muenzinger was unable to give a definitive answer but said electrification is definitely being considered.
“As you can imagine there are all sorts of studies ongoing, and I can’t give you any particular timeframe here, but we are looking at things. We are looking at what would customers like and what makes sense from a business perspective … but yeah (hybrid) is under consideration, absolutely.”