Ford has announced prices for a two-series Fiesta ST line-up at £16,995 and £17,995 on the road, undercutting rivals by up to £2,000.
News of hot prices for the next fast Ford comes as UK dealers mark the arrival of the full Fiesta range in their showrooms. Orders for this latest model have already exceeded 15,000. The Fiesta has been the UK’s top selling car since 2009.
ST power comes from a 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost, all-aluminium, four cylinder petrol engine which combines high pressure direct injection, low inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable cam timing, developing 182PS and 290Nm. It’s enough to manage the sprint from 0-62mph in just 6.9 seconds, while still producing a combined fuel figure of 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions of just 138g/km.
The Fiesta is regarded to be the best handling supermini around, so a fast version is bound to drive superbly. A unique suspension and steering system is combined with enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and a 15mm lower ride-height to deliver significant dynamic improvements.
Standard UK specification includes 17-in alloy wheels, halogen projector headlamps, ST front fog lights, DAB radio, SYNC connectivity, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm, Recaro seats, My Key, and air conditioning.
The ST2 trim adds part-leather heated Recaro seats, Sony DAB radio, Ford keyless start, privacy glass and LED daytime running lamps.
“The UK’s renowned love affair with fast Fords is about to get another boost,” said Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain managing director. “We have had fantastic success with the new Focus ST, and the Fiesta ST will deliver similar thrills to a whole new audience and at a uniquely accessible price.”