The launch of the 2013 Ford Fiesta ST which had been widely anticipated by many has been confirmed. The provocation began at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Later, in 2011, a four-door version of the vehicle was showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This piqued the interest of many of Ford’s fans as it was touted as a vehicle that could be a speedy hatchback, one that would rival the Ford Focus. It could be due to consumer interest that Ford has confirmed will go into production with the Ford Fiesta. This announcement was made at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, although the vehicle is scheduled to enter showrooms in late 2013.
The main point of discussion in this vehicle as seen in the Fiesta ST concept is the 1.6-liter turbocharged Eco boost engine. With these, the vehicle is capable of producing a staggering 178 HP and 177 LB / FT of torque. This power is transmitted through the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. With this, the vehicle is touted to do 0-60 MPH in less than seven seconds with a top speed of 136 mph. With the high torque produced, this is tamed by the vehicle’s three-mode stability system that allows you to better control the vehicle, depending on driving areas. On the outside, the Fiesta ST comes with a new body and kit, with a newly designed grille and roof spoiler. Additionally, there are side skirts, front and rear fascias, and a dual exhaust system.
The interior of the Fiesta St creates a racing experience as the vehicle comes with custom made Recaro seats that are designed to offer maximum comfort for the driver or passenger. The color of the seats comes in carefully selected colors that complement the interior of the vehicle. The interior of the vehicle also comes with voice recognition, and this resembles the Focus Interior.
According to the manufacturer, Ford, the vehicle’s performance is expected to be far superior to other vehicles in the same class, such as the Ford Focus. As Ford Global Performance Director Jost Capito said at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, “Drivers will be impressed with the new Fiesta ST.” According to an engineer involved in building this vehicle, the main goal of building a vehicle was to reward drivers who are excellent and more flattering to newbies. Construction of the vehicle, including all preliminary tests, was carried out in Germany.
Therefore, it is unclear whether the new Ford Fiesta ST will be retailed in the United States, as production is expected to occur in Europe. If the vehicle is retailed in the US, a four-door version of the vehicle will be sold instead of a two-door version, although the response from the two-door version is said to be high and Ford might decide to offer the two-door version. So it comes down to waiting down the road for Ford to opt for the project, as the vehicle isn’t expected until late 2013.