Ford unveiled a new 5-door version of the Fiesta ST Concept in Los Angeles. It had previously introduced its 3-door version at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Ford clarified that it will soon be making these vehicles available worldwide. It’s believed that the 3-door version will be launched in Europe but it’s likely that the 5-door is intended for the U.S. market.
Hot hatches are a favorite among tuning firms but just in the compact class, particularly in North America.
Ford now implies that it will decrease its output, with a 180-hp variant of the Fiesta that’s powered by a new 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder with 177 lb-ft of torque. The Fiesta WRC rally cars inspire its styling. It comes with an aggressive front end, aero kit and 17-inch wheels.
Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, said that the Fiesta is associated with a large number of high-performance models. This is why it makes sense that a new ST performance model is the next step in its performance vehicle strategy for its global small cars. Its racing silhouette takes inspiration from the global Fiesta race and rally cars that have been seen participating in races worldwide. In addition, it is influenced by the distinctive look of the all-new Focus ST.
Ford's ST models represent the American carmaker’s most accessible performance vehicles. It mixes exciting performance with detailed refinements that give you a vehicle that is perfect for daily use but is also a fun drive.
The ST models is at the center of Ford’s performance strategy that rolls out the DNA for the carmaker’s performance models worldwide as well as acting as the basis for better performance vehicles. This design philosophy is the brainchild of the Ford Performance Vehicles group that includes the Special Vehicle Team of North America and Ford Team RS in Europe. The group used their individual performance insights and expertise to come up with the appropriate characteristics for all of the carmaker’s future performance vehicles.
Like the human DNA, the Ford design DNA spells out the characteristics that are needed to make a Ford vehicle, especially in how it sounds, looks, and most importantly, in how it feels to drive. Every ST model Ford will highlight its fun to drive characteristics that customers would want. But every aspect is highly balanced, ensuring that the driver feels perfect harmony behind the wheel each time. It does not matter whether one drives off road or on road, the Ford ST will give the driver utmost enjoyment.