April 4, 2012
The Ford Fiesta ST – the fastest ever Fiesta 0
Well we think of a Ford Fiesta, speed certainly isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However with the Ford Fiesta ST may change everyone’s perception.
The latest version in the Fiesta family was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The car will compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Polo GTI and the Suzuki Swift Sport, two other small cars with sportier variants.
Arriving next year
The three door hatchback will hit the European Market in 2013. Australian fans will see the car arrive on their auto market sometime between the middle and late 2013.
Production has been confirmed by the American automotive giants. We have already seen the concept version at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September of 2011. A five door concept of the Ford Fiesta ST was shown off in November of the same year. It is unknown as to whether a five door version of the car will be released in the future.
Within the Fiesta ST comes a 1.6 litre Ecoboost petrol engine able to produce 132 kW with 240 Nm of torque. This is just a little less powerful than the Volkswagen Polo GTI. Accelerating from 0 – 62 MPH will take the vehicle just 7 seconds. Top speed of the car reaches a maximum of 220 km/h.
The previous Ford Fiesta ST is a lot less economical and emission friendly compared to the latest version. There is a 20 per cent difference according to some sources. The chassis sits a great 15 mm lower than the older version.
Torque Vectoring Control
Torque Vectoring Control combined with electronic stability control ensures that the vehicle provides a superb drive.
There will be Recaro Sports Seats built within along with SYNC voice activated in car connectivity. For drivers who may not be able to handle the pure intensity of the Ford Fiesta ST, MyKey is also included which can bring up barriers on performance when on the road.
According to sources from Australia, the car will be priced at $25,000 when it does hit showrooms in the country.
More details about the car will be released when the launch of it edges closer Ford have said. We expect that it will be a fairly successful entrant into the market at the fan base for sporty hatchbacks in the UK is quite big at present.