The Ford Fiesta ST is back. The 134kW and 240Nm pocket rocket will arrive in Australian showrooms from September, priced from $25,990 plus on-road costs.
Power comes from a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine that promises to return 6.2L/100km and emits 145g/km CO2. Ford claims it represents a 20 per cent reduction in emission compared with the previous European-spec Fiesta ST, while producing 20 per cent more power than the first-generation’s 2.0-litre engine.
“We feel the aggressive starting price and outstanding fuel economy will give customers another reason to consider the Fiesta ST,” said David Katic, Ford Australia’s General Marketing Manager.
Similar to the Focus ST, engineers use a sound symposer to relay the engine sound directly from the intake into the cabin for a sportier drive experience. The exhaust system, with twin chrome tipped tailpipes, has also been tuned to deliver a purposeful growl as the revs rise.
Like the rest of the Fiesta range launched yesterday, the ST comes with Ford’s SYNC connectivity system. Other smart technology includes keyless entry and start with Ford Smart Key and Ford Power Start, auto dimming rear-view mirror, auto wipers and auto headlights with LED daytime running lights.
Rear parking sensors, single-zone climate control, cruise control and ambient interior lighting also features in the Fiesta ST.
Another highlight is the Emergency Assistance as part of Ford SYNC which uses the driver’s own mobile phone to contact emergency services upon airbag deployment.