After yesterday we saw the production version of the Focus ST, Ford decided to reveal today the all-new Fiesta ST Concept, a car that previews the upcoming sporty version of the popular hatchback. Ok, and now the interesting part: the Fiesta ST Concept is powered by a 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost engine delivering 180 hp and 240 Nm of torque, enough to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 7.0 seconds and to a top speed that exceeds 220 km/h or 136 mph. The 4-cylinder engine is mate to a 6-speed manual transmission and Ford says that the vehicle delivers CO2 emissions lower than 140g/km.
Regarding the design, we do admit that the car looks pretty good, in fact it looks just like a smaller Focus ST. The Fiesta ST comes with an all-new exterior paint colour in Europe, the so-called Molten Orange, same colour found on the North American Ford SVT F-150 Raptor pickup. Although there are no photos with the interior, Ford says that the sporty theme of the exterior is continued inside and we can find Recaro sports seats and a new steering wheel.
“The Fiesta has a rich history of high-performance models so a new ST performance model is a logical next step in our performance vehicle strategy for our global small cars,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “The Fiesta ST Concept continues that tradition by showing how a global performance version of our best-selling B-car can be both technically advanced and dramatically styled."