After eight years as Britain’s top seller, the Ford Fiesta is making way for an all-new model arriving this month.
Ford has confirmed that the next generation Ford Fiesta ST will be powered by an all-new three-cylinder, 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine.
Ahead of its motor show debut in Geneva this week, Ford has revealed a new Fiesta ST200 model that delivers 10 per cent more power and 20 per cent more torque, with 200PS and 290Nm from its modified 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.
The most powerful production Fiesta ever (0-62mph in 6.7sec) will feature an exclusive specification including a Storm Grey exterior and machined 17-inch matt black alloy wheels with red painted brake calipers.
An enhanced interior includes partial leather Charcoal Recaro front seats with contrasting silver stitching, alongside illuminated scuff plates and seatbelts with silver detailing.
The ST200’s 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine can deliver an additional 15PS and 30Nm of torque for up to 15 seconds using transient overboost. A shorter final drive than that in the regular ST is said to further enhance in-gear acceleration for improved drivability and an even more fun to drive experience. Top speed is 143mph.
Since launching the Fiesta ST in 2013, Ford has sold some 30,000 examples in Europe, and almost two-thirds of these (19,200) were delivered to UK customers.
“The Fiesta ST is truly beloved by owners and critics. The ST200 takes this special drivers’ car to a new level of power and performance,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “I think it’s a future classic in the making.”
Production of the new Fiesta ST200 starts from June with customer deliveries this summer.