Ford has introduced a new, sportier take on its best-seller, the mid-range Ford Focus Zetec.

The new Ford Focus Zetec S will be the sportiest addition to the range and delivers equipment levels similar to the range-topping Focus Titanium model for a similar price in the region of £19,000.

It will still feature four engines, one of which is a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol that delivers 178hp of power, the most powerful of which gives the Focus Zetec S a top speed of 138mph.

But it adds include 17" alloy wheels, sports suspension, rear LED tail lamps and stylish sport pedals.

The Zetec S come in five-door hatchback body style with an estate edition to follow February 2012. will still feature four engines, one of which is a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol that delivers 178hp of power.

Anthony Ireson, Ford Britain marketing director, said: "Zetec S models have always been popular with UK customers and so we are delighted to welcome our new Focus Zetec S to the range. With sporty exterior body styling and impressive performance and economy, this latest addition is set to be another showroom hit."

Ford Focus Zetec S factfile

What is the Ford Focus Zetec S and when is it out?

The Zetec S is the Ford Focus's sportiest addition to its range and features many stylish modifications compared to the regular Ford Focus model. The Ford Focus Zetec S is out now.

How much is the Ford Focus Zetec S?

Prices start from £18,745 on the road, which is equivalent to the prices of a Ford Focus Titanium model.

What does a regular Ford Focus cost?

Entry-level prices for the Ford Focus start from £13,995.