The wait is nearly over for the new Ford Fiesta ST hitting the roads in March
The Fiesta ST priced at £16,995 and £17,995 on the road are the exciting, keenly priced hot hatches, making the Fiesta ST the most accessible newcomer to the hot hatch market.
Orders for this latest Fiesta ST are already in excess of 15,000. Destined to be popular with a rapid 0-62mph in just 6.9 secs, returning 47.9 mpg and emissions of just 138g/km.
The hot new model is powered by a 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost, all-aluminium, four cylinder petrol engine, combining high pressure direct injection, low inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable cam timing. The new Fiesta ST develops 182PS and peak torque of 290Nm.
Unique suspension and steering tuning and enhanced Torque Vectoring Control (eTVC) combines with a 15mm lower ride-height to deliver significant dynamic improvements.
Available in a three-door bodystyle the Fiesta ST is clearly identifiable with an imposing black honeycomb trapezoidal front grille, large rear spoiler with twin air vents and twin exhaust. Striking colour choices including Molten Orange and Spirit Blue and an optional style pack adds red brake calipers and grey alloy wheels to enhance the sporty appearance.
Standard UK specification includes 17in alloy wheels, halogen projector headlamps, ST front fog lights, DAB radio, SYNC connectivity, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm, Recaro seats My Key and air conditioning.
The ST2 trim adds partial leather heated Recaro seats, Sony DAB radio, Ford keyless start, privacy glass and LED daytime running lamps.
“The UK’s renowned love affair with fast Fords is about to get another boost,” said Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain managing director. “We have had fantastic success with the new Focus ST, and the Fiesta ST will deliver similar thrills to a whole new audience and at a uniquely accessible price.”
Ford Fiesta ST Specification
|New Fiesta ST £16,995||New Fiesta ST2 £17,995|
|17in alloy wheels||As ST, plus:|
|Tinted glass||LED daytime running lamps|
|Halogen projector headlamps||Privacy glass|
|ST front fog lamps||Partial leather heated Recaro seats|
|Recaro cloth seats||Sony DAB Radio|
|Thatcham Category 1 alarm||Keyless Start with Ford power button|
|Ford DAB radio|
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