Let's take a moment of silence and give respect to some of Ford's past fallen sub compacts-the Escort, Aspire, and Festiva. Considered to be some of the best sellers of their time, these small hatches offered unrivaled affordability, efficiency, and versatility to the small car segment. And now, it's time to ignite the petite car party all over again with the all-new Fiesta. Sprinkle a hint of performance on the recipe, and be prepared to be impressed.
Sure the Escort had a GT model, the Festiva had a "sport" model, but none quite had the performance formula behind the Fiesta ST. Developed specifically within Ford's performance division, the ST delivers on everything performance related. On the exterior, sporty wheels, enhanced aggressive styling cues, and suspension upgrades are just the beginning of the party.
Open the door and immediately, the sport inspired seats cradle the body, promising maximum support during acceleration and swift cornering maneuvers. Overall, interior space is impressive, and quite surprising by only judging from the Fiesta’s exterior silhouette. Ford's benchmark SYNC technology makes it way downstream to the Fiesta from its sibling relatives at the top at the portfolio with an improved user interface that includes an uncomplicated and easy to navigate entertainment experience.
Yet, the heart of the ST can be found under the hood, where a spirited 1.6L 4 cylinder roars alive after the keyless push button is pressed to reveal 197 horsepower with over 200 lb ft of torque. Combined with the lightweight construction and high torque, a proper 6-speed manual will get this Fiesta to a spirited jump to 60 miles per hour in less than 7 seconds. Shifting through gears is a complete joy, while driving dynamics remind you this car has the underlying spirit of a European that has been properly tuned on the Autobahn.
The all-new Ford Fiesta ST simply defines what it means to be a hot hatch. A versatile, attractive, and fun to drive hatchback that won't break the bank, and may simply translate into a celebration, or party during each mile you drive. When shopping in the segment, there is no doubt the Fiesta should be added to the top of your list. For more information, check out the Fiesta ST sport compact at ford.com.