Expect big things from this small car: Ford Fiesta ST to be on the road for summer

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Available in three and five-door bodystyles across three trim levels, and with a combined fuel economy of 47.1mpg, deliveries for the new Ford Fiesta ST will start in the summer.

Ford Fiesta ST to be on the road for summer

The highly-anticipated hot hatch will cost from £18,995 in ST-1 trim, which features selectable drive modes as well as a flat-bottomed steering wheel, Recaro seats and ST sports suspension are standard as are electric, heated door mirrors, Ford’s SYNC3 DAB radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, and NCAP Pack which includes Lane-Keeping Alert and speed limiter.

The ST-2, which starts from £19,995 in three-door guise and £20,645 for the five-door, adds climate control, heated Recaro front seats and blue seatbelts, B&O PLAY premium sound system and Ford SYNC3 DAB radio with a larger eight-inch touchscreen as standard.

ST-3 gains 18in alloy wheels and red brake calipers, satellite navigation, automatic rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror and driver assistance features including Traffic Sign Recognition, auto high beam and driver alert. The three-door ST-3 is priced from £21,495 while the five-door model starts from £22,145.

Ford Fiesta ST interior

Powered by an all-new, three-cylinder, 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, new Fiesta ST accelerates from 0-62mph in 6.5sec, and has a top speed of 144mph.

New cylinder deactivation technology - a world first for a three cylinder - further improves fuel efficiency by automatically stopping fuel delivery and valve operation for one of the cylinders.

This technology can disengage and re-engage 20 times faster than the blink of an eye, delivering full performance of 200PS and 290nm of torque, on demand.

Fiesta ST

Fiesta ST will be the first to feature selectable Drive Modes – enabling engine, steering and stability controls to be configured to Normal, Sport and Track settings for an optimised fun-to-drive experience in all driving conditions.

Drive Modes will also adjust the Fiesta ST’s Electronic Sound Enhancement (ESE) technology and active exhaust noise control valve, which amplifies the sound of the engine note.

Ford Fiesta ST rear

“Hot-hatch drivers are expecting big things from this small car. We’ve applied what we’ve learned from recent Ford Performance models including the Focus RS and Ford GT to develop an all-new Fiesta ST that sets a new standard for driving fun in its segment,” said Leo Roeks, Ford Performance director, Europe.

“Drivers need look no further than the all-new Fiesta ST to understand what Ford means when we explain that ST stands for Sports Technologies,” Roeks continued. “Every performance function of this car has been enhanced with innovation.”

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