Ford today also revealed for the first time the new Fiesta ST high-performance hot hatchback, developed by Ford Performance. The hot hatchback experience is enhanced with new Matrix LED headlights, new in-house-developed Performance Seats, sporty design details including a new Chrystaline Grey front grille and striking Mean Green exterior paint option – as well as a 10 per cent peak torque boost to 320 Nm.
A fresh exterior design incorporates a more aggressive fascia appearance, with honeycomb upper and lower grilles alongside large lower side vents. Fiesta ST upper grille and side vents are finished in distinctive Chrystaline Grey, and the aero-optimised lower lip spoiler, side skirts, rear hatch spoiler and rear diffuser are finished in body colour. Standard 17” or optional 18” alloy wheels feature a dark Magnetite finish, and exterior colour options now include bold ST Mean Green.
New Performance Seats provide even greater support for drivers during high performance driving and comfort on the road and an integrated headrest and 14-way adjustment help drivers find their ultimate driving position.
Zero-100 km/h acceleration in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 143 mph are delivered by a 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine while patented, cold-formed force vectoring springs and Tenneco twin-tube front dampers provide the Fiesta ST with sharp turn-in and high levels of body control.
In addition to the Normal and Sport Drive Modes, the new Fiesta ST also features a Track mode in place of new Fiesta’s Eco mode, which disables traction control and sets ESC to wide-slip mode for circuit driving.