Ford Motor Company have just revealed to the world that despite only just launching the seventh generation Fiesta, an ST is on the cards already. The Fiesta ST is to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. There is going to be some big changes with the 2018 Fiesta ST over the sixth generation version including most importantly with the engine itself.
Ford have followed its trend with downsizing the engine whilst maintaining performance. The new Fiesta ST is no different. In place of the old 1.6 litre engine is the “all-new” 1.5litre three cylinder turbocharged lump capable of producing 197bhp. The new Fiesta ST engine has an optimised turbine design to reduce lag which helps the Fiesta ST produce 214lb ft of torque, meaning that despite the smaller engine overall performance isn’t compromised allowing the ST to achieve 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds.
The new Fiesta ST is capable of 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds with 214lb ft torque.
The sportiness of the ST carries on inside the vehicle with body hugging Recaro bucket seats as would be expected from something as iconic as the ST range. A sync3 infotainment system really sets off the Fiesta’s dashboard giving the Fiesta a clean and crisp interior layout.
We honestly cannot wait to see this cracking little car at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The Fiesta ST has always been a top performing hatchback and it is very likely that the new ST will follow that trend.
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Author Matthew Pearson