The European government are bringing in some new emissions laws starting January next year. These laws are known as the Euro 5 emissions standards and they state that all cars producing X amount of CO2 will be removed from production. As a result of these laws fallen hero’s include the Alfa Romeo Brera V6, all 5.0 litre V10 turbo diesel engines produced by the VW group, the Mazda RX-8 and the much loved Honda Civic Type-R. Now the Ford Focus ST faces the hangman’s noose.
I can understand that emissions need to be brought down; I can understand that people THINK global warming is entirely man-made, but what I can’t understand is why the European government can’t kill off a car when sales drop. The majority of cars being axed are still big sellers for their manufacturers and so the loss of them is extremely costly.
We will miss the Focus ST with its radiant orange paint, option of five door practicality and fantastic 2.5 litre turbo engine. It really was a good package as the wife was happy for her husband to buy one and the husband happy to drive it. But here we are in that same old situation where the Eco-Nazi has taken away a car that was still performing well, reducing your choice of what to buy and giving Ford another head ache it doesn’t need.