The all-new Ford Fiesta ST will, the carmaker promises, deliver the ‘most fun’ yet of their popular hot hatch.
Most of this will be down to sophisticated sports technologies for an engaging and responsive drive.
There’s also help from the optional mechanical limited slip differential to boost cornering and, in a first for the segment, there are patented force vectoring springs to deliver a sharper turn in.
The Fiesta ST also a launch control option to help deliver fast standing starts while on a track with a new graphics display in the car’s instrument cluster.
Ford Fiesta ST features a new 1.5 litre EcoBoost engine
The Ford Fiesta ST features a new 1.5 litre EcoBoost engine that delivers 200 PS from three cylinders and to help boost fuel efficiency, a cylinder deactivation function.
Drivers will find the car will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds and then on to a top speed of 144 mph.
There are also selectable drive modes for the new car to deliver everything from everyday hatchback use to a track focused sports car which will, Ford says, reward driving experts and novices alike.
It will also help that the active exhaust valve technology will amplify the sporty engine’s note.
Ford Fiesta ST is packed with equipment
The Ford Fiesta ST is also packed with equipment including the firm’s Sync3 connectivity, a high end audio system and driver assistance technologies including traffic sign recognition and lane keeping assist.
From launch, there will be three door and five door body styles with the sporty exterior styling and 17-inch wheels fitted as standard. 18-inch alloy wheels will be an option.
There are three trim levels and a range of exterior colours as well as new interior features including supportive sport seats as standard.
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Designed for everyday use and for the track, Ford says drivers will be able to enjoy consistently fast standing starts with its launch control system.
The system also activates a dedicated graphics display while holding the throttle open and instructing the engine to build revs.
When the clutch is released, the standing start will utilise the car’s electronic stability control, torque vectoring control, traction control and the torque steer compensation system to deliver the power effectively.
The all-new Ford Fiesta ST is an impressive hot hatch that goes on sale this spring.