The new-generation Ford Fiesta ST will hit showrooms across Australia in Q1 2020, priced from $31,990 plus on-road costs.
Made in Germany, the Ford Performance Fiesta ST is said to be the most responsive, engaging and fun-to-drive Fiesta ST ever, featuring a range of innovative Sports Technologies that enhance power and handling. The Fiesta ST will be offered in Australia and New Zealand in a single, highly equipped specification.
The Fiesta ST will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatch – the first time a five-door has been offered here – with sporty ST exterior styling including LED headlights and standard 18-inch alloy wheels shod with 205/40 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
Exterior colours include Performance Blue, Frozen White, Magnetic, Moondust Silver, Race Red, Shadow Black and Silver Fox, and standard interior features include supportive Recaro leather-and-suede seating, ST gearknob, as well as flat-bottomed steering wheel with stitching that is replicated on the leather handbrake lever and gear-lever.
The Fiesta ST is propelled by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine – the first three-cylinder engine ever to power a Ford Performance model – delivering 147kW@6000rpm with torque of 290Nm from 1600-4000rpm.
Drive is channeled to the front wheels through a dedicated six-speed manual gearbox, while technology includes AEB with Pedestrian Detection, Launch Control, and selectable Drive Modes as standard.
The patented suspension, Quaife Limited Slip Differential with torque vectoring and 18-inch alloys will also be standard as part of the Fiesta ST’s comprehensive equipment levels.
The Fiesta ST also delivers standard safety features including driver’s and front passenger’s airbags, front side airbags, and full-length curtain airbags that fully extend to the second row occupants.
2020 Ford Fiesta ST pricing (excluding on-roads)
Ford Performance Fiesta ST
ST five-door hatch, 1.5L turbo, 6-speed Manual
Premium paint: $600
Panoramic sunroof: $2500