The Ford Fiesta is a subcompact car manufactured by Ford since 1976, lasting seven generations. The Fiesta ST or XR4 for Australian markets, was the performance model of this Fiesta. It includes a 2.0L Duratec petrol engine rated at 150 PS (110 kW; 150 bhp) in standard form, with a top speed of 129 MPH (208 km/h). The Fiesta ST also features 17 inch alloy wheels, disc brakes to all wheels, different front and rear bumpers, side skirts, \ody color handles and bump strips, partial leather seats and a ST logo on the front seat backs and on the steering wheel. Lately there have been some discussions about a possibility of adding a 2018 Ford Fiesta ST to its fleet with some changes, and in the text below we are bringing you some details about that possibility.
What sets aside regular Fiesta from an ST version, besides the sheer fun in driving through narrow streets and fast corners, are the sporty wheels wrapped in low-profile tires, the two exhaust tips that stick out the right side of the rear bumper, and the inter-cooler up front. But don’t think that that is it, because Fiesta ST has some more aces up its sleeve. It will employ twist-beam suspension at the rear, but that is not surprising. That is the norm in the segment and, for what it’s worth, the current Ford Fiesta ST has a similar setup. The footprint of the new Ford Fiesta ST, however, is a bit longer and a bit wider than that of its predecessor, which should help with carving corners, as will Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control.
Besides this we can also expect that the ST badge will keep its sporty body kit with uniquely styled bumpers on both ends which will probably be a little beefier than on regular model. The rear will host a diffuser with a slightly aggressive look, a larger roof spoiler and front honeycomb grille which will now house a large intercooler as we previously mentioned. We also found out some rumors that claim that the 2018 Fiesta ST will employ an updated version of the current Fiesta’s global B segment platform.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST engine and specs
As for the powertrain, we managed to dig out some info that suggests that the 2018 Fiesta ST will stay with the same turbocharged 1.6L EcoBoost 4 cylinder, from today’s Fiesta ST, although an increase in displacement is possible in order to add power. Since this little but mighty engine currently produces 197 HP and 214 lb-ft of torque, we can probably expect that with some weight savings, by adding lighter materials, and aforementioned increase in displacement, we can expect around 10% increase in power output. This will be more than enough to bring you to another dimension with this small but hearty vehicle. Front wheel drive is here to stay, so no changes there. The standard manual 6 speed transmission is definitely going to find its way inside this one too, but there are some rumors about heavy-duty version of the regular Fiesta’s optional 6 speed dual clutch automatic to appeal to a wider range of buyers.
Inside new 2018 Ford Fiesta ST isn’t going to change much. It is probably going to get updated a little with nicer materials on the dashboard and door panels and a larger touchscreen with Sync 3 infotainment. There may even be new safety tech like blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning, but that is for now yet unconfirmed. Expect a fine balance between sporty goodness and elegance, and probably a little more room inside because the new ST, apparently, has increased in size. Recaro seats and a whole lot of ST stitching and colors inside is something that can’t be left out.
Release date and price
The new Fiesta will debut sometime next year as a 2018 model, with this ST version not far behind. Mid or end of 2017 is a probable range for this ST. Price shouldn’t change much. It isn’t going be any cheaper but we predict that it won’t be much more expensive than ongoing model which has a brilliant price tag of around $23.000.
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