With Ford’s launch of the ST performance badge globally, and not just in Europe as before, the new Focus makes for a prime representative. But what about the little Fiesta? We have been waiting for a variation of this car with some added chili powder since its launch. Now the wait is over as Ford, at last, unveil the Fiesta ST.
The cars new bodywork is pure attitude and you can’t help but feel if it were a dog it would be a Jack Russell; the sort that bites your ankles and relives itself in your shoes. Matching the bigger Focus ST for aggression, what has the blue oval done under the skin? Powered by a 1.6 litre petrol engine producing 180BHP, it ticks many boxes. All of Ford’s tinkering amount to a 0-62MPH time of under 7 seconds! Now that is a hot-hatch!
Though Ford stress this still a concept car we would be very surprised if it didn’t make it to Europe’s roads at least.