Ford Fiesta ST (2018–)
- March 2017: Fiesta ST revealed
- May 2018: Ford Fiesta ST prices announced
- March 2019
- April 2019: Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition announced
Fiesta ST revealed
Powered by a three-cylinder, chain cam, 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, the Fiesta ST delivers 200PS, 290Nm of torque and anticipated 0‑62mph acceleration in 6.7 seconds.
Drive Modes also adjust Fiesta ST’s Electronic Sound Enhancement (ESE) technology and active exhaust noise control valve to deliver an even more satisfying driving experience. The technologies amplify the naturally sporty sound of the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine that also features Ford’s industry-first cylinder deactivation system for a three-cylinder engine, for further reduced CO2 emissions of an anticipated 114g/km.
Available from launch in early 2018 in both three-door and five-door bodystyles, the Fiesta ST will be offered with a greater variety of interior trim and personalisation options than ever before, with bold and distinctive exterior styling that includes a unique race-car-inspired mesh grille and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Fiesta ST offers more personalisation options than ever before. Customers will be able to choose from a range of trim elements for the gear lever, steering wheel, door pulls and decorative dashboard spear, and select from distinctive styling packs.
The ergonomic Fiesta ST interior features supportive Recaro seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Exterior colour options will include new Liquid Blue and the Fiesta ST will feature exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels.
Ford Fiesta ST prices announced
Fiesta ST-1 3dr £18,995, ST-2 3dr £19,995, ST-2 5dr £20,645, ST-3 3dr £21,495, ST-3 5dr £22,145.
Entry-level Ford Fiesta ST-1 come with air conditioning, keyless start, cruise control, SYNC3 media system with a DAB radio and a 6.5-inch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, cruise control, lane-keeping alert and lane-keeping aid, automatic Halogen front lights with daytime running lights, Recaro sports seats, ST sport suspension, 17-inch painted alloys with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, Thatcham category 1 alarm, three drive modes, a speed limiter, Isofix child seat hard points for optional dealer-fitted mounts and six airbags. You can only get the ST-1 trim in three-door body style, however.
Ford Fiesta ST-2 get 17-inch alloys with machined finish and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, climate control, heated front Recaro sports seats with blue detailing, tinted rear glass, the SYNC3 media system but with a bigger eight-inch touchscreen, a B&O premium sound system with 10 speakers, some blue interior details and a centre console with an armrest and illuminated cupholders.
Ford Fiesta ST3 get 18-inch alloys with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, power-folding door mirrors with puddle lights, sat-nav, adjustable front lumbar support, additional 4.2-inch display in the instrument cluster, traffic sign recognition system, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming mirror, keyless entry, red brake calipers, a rear-view camera with parking sensors and a heated steering wheel.
The 2018 Fiesta ST is available with a new Performance Pack that includes a Quaife limited slip differential, launch control and performance shift lights. The Performance Pack is an £850 optional extra for ST-2 and ST-3 trims. Other optional extras include full LED headlamps (£600), available on ST-2 and ST-3 models, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (£475), available across the Fiesta ST range.
Smartflash m225 upgrade available from Mountune gives up to 225HP and 340Nm, reducing 0-60 to 6 seconds. Can be controlled by a Smartphone app. The complete m225 package includes: SMARTflash EVI Bluetooth OBD adapter; mTune SMARTflash app, available for both Android and Apple; 3 useful calibrations: Performance, Stock and Anti-Theft; High-flow induction kit; mountune badge; mountune zip-up shell case. Check with your insurer first that you can still get cover and how much the increase will be. For more information: visit www.mountunestore.com
Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition announced
Based on the three-door ST in ST-3 trim, the ST Performance Edition is limited to 600 models. It features 18-inch Ford Performance alloy wheels - shaving 7kg from the weight of the standard car - and a Ford Performance coilover suspension pack, lowering the ride height by 15mm.
All will be finished in Deep Orange paint, while further standard equipment includes LED headlights and a B&O premium audio system.
Final pricing is yet to be announced, but Ford has said it will carry a premium of at least £3000 over the standard ST-3 - putting it in the region of £25,500. Orders open in June 2019 with deliveries from early September.