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Ford Fiesta St In Geneva

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Any news on this yet? Was meant to get pricing/release date details...?

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Hmmm, I'm not loving that interior as I hoped I might. It looks like they've just plonked in some Recaros to a standard interior - not much effort to integrate the look as, say, the Renaultsport models or the R badged VWs.

Looks like keyless start as standard, one would assume the Recaros are heated (hope they come in more than one colour mind, that orange is horrible) - no auto lights as standard by the looks of that interior though.

Blue is a terrible colour to have on instruments and dials at nights - imagine starting at your full beam indicator all the time.

Oh, and the wheel choice could have been better.

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Can't say i'm a big fan of that. Not too keen on the front end, and the colour coded small section at the rear just don't look right. As for the inside, them bucket seats look very uncomfy, and would annoy the hell outa me on a long drive.

As a whole, the car don't really "shout out" at me to buy one :(

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Looking more closely at the interior again, it does appear to be a bit of a "bodge job" from Ford in some respects, especially the door trim. Why not change the whole design rather than the new door pulls which wouldn't look out of place in a 90s Escort!

As mentioned, I hope the seats are available in other colours.

I do like some aspects of it but the Fiesta interior seems really limited in terms of variation between models - mainly because the stereo unit and screen take up so much space. Some carbon fibre trim, proper metal pedals and leather on the doors (i.e. Focus ST) wouldn't have gone a miss.

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I'm loving the spec, especially Ford Sync, loving the power, 178bhp is more then enough, loving the 40MPG too, loving the wheels actually as I am imagining the car in white with the rear windows blacked out like my current car :D And I think those Recaros in black would look awesome! And this interior if you look closely has been slightly redesigned and the centre arm rest looks like it's leather too?

Price being talked about is around the £16500 mark, that's not far off what my Zetec S cost me!

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Lost the Brembos.

Abarth Punto Evo looking like a more much entertaining prospect.

Looks nice but...2013? Reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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The front of that thing is terrible, can't say the back is much better... The Stoffler valance and Zetec S/Mountune front bumper look 10x better, honestly could have done a lot better style wise. No nice arches either... bit meh. Oly thing I like is the seats and arm rest. No winner for me there, plus if the high price estimate's are anything near correct, I'll definitely not be going for it. £16,500 with Zetec S front end and Stoffler rear, yeah I might bite for a total of £17,500.

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I'm still not sure on the front end and like someone said., I though this would be out in September, what is up with Ford! Good to see Ford SYNC and the torque vectoring included. Should be able to put down it's power well.

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I'm still not sure on the front end and like someone said., I though this would be out in September, what is up with Ford! Good to see Ford SYNC and the torque vectoring included. Should be able to put down it's power well.

I was told by my dealer it would be out this year, it may still be as they can change minds and I've seen Autocar change it's price already! I would ask the dealer as they will know more.

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Any news on the Focus ST?

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oh god they developed it at the nurburgring..... ruined already!

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Just looked at that, must say I'm liking it all except the front end... The big grille on a small car? Doesn't work in my opinion, looks rediculous in my opinion. Not keen on the way Ford is going with that to be honest, the Focus and new Mondeo? Ruined at the front for me.

How ever those seats look so comfy! :) Not usually a fan of Ford vehicles but the current Fiesta and Mondeo range I like, until they changed the front... :)

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Honestly prefer my zetec S, maybe when i see one in the flesh at some point in the future ill like it but atm im happy to have the soon to be pre facelift!

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I'm liking the dashboard. And what looks like a LCD screen rather than a matrix. Sat Nav as an option prehaps

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Would be good to see some photos in other colours. I'm keen to see what it will look like in ford racing blue and white. I'm sure someone somewhere will eventually do some photoshops.

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http://www.autoevolution.com/news-g-image/geneva-2012-ford-fiesta-st-live-photos/70466.html#image

Just found this, it's a nice HD gallery with close-ups of details and all round views. I'd like to see other colours too, there was a nice photoshop of the ST from the LA motorshow.

05-ford-fiesta-st-concept-livewhite.jpg

fiestast3white.jpg

fiestast3blue.jpg

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I reckon it looks like a startled catfish from the front and a kicked !Removed! from behind. :P

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Concept with dual exhausts and grey valance look 100x better, the front though... I really don't know if I'd want something that ugly, and where I didn't mind getting a ZS bumper, I don't particularly want to have to get what looks like headlights, wings, bonnet and then the bumper...

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Concept with dual exhausts and grey valance look 100x better, the front though... I really don't know if I'd want something that ugly, and where I didn't mind getting a ZS bumper, I don't particularly want to have to get what looks like headlights, wings, bonnet and then the bumper...

As long as they don't mess up the front bumper aesthetics of the facelift Zetec S, this should be compatible with the new shape headlights and bonnet etc. If that's the case it'll hopefully just be a new bumper and grilles. I don't mind the rear valance, spray the colour coded bit glossy back and it doesn't look so strange.

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I still think it grows on me you know :) I think it's because when I first saw the Mk 7 Fezza in TV adverts and on the web I thought it was butt ugly and awful! Then when I saw one in the flesh, well I did buy one so I must have like it :lol: so I have an open mind about the ST because of this, it will look a lot better in the flesh, and in white with the tinted rear windows B)

Still shows what we like in the UK, new ST, 208 GTI, Clio Sport plus all the premium hot hatches and the new Civi Type R to come! We do love our lil hot hatches..

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