The Ford Fiesta ST, small hatchbacks that are hot and compact has been under fire recently from the Hyundai i20N. The new facelift brings with it a slew of cosmetic and performance tweaks to help the blue oval defeat its Korean counterpart.
The revised Ford Fiesta ST starts at PS22,630. This means it is cheaper than the Hyundai i20N by PS2,365. The Ford Fiesta ST is available for order right now with the first deliveries expected to be in early 2019.
The turbocharged 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine of the ST provides additional performance. The car now has a 30Nm more torque which increases its peak power to 320Nm. The power remains the same at 197bhp. However, the sprint to 0-62mph takes a similar 6.5 seconds. Therefore, the torque increase is more focused on mid-range than off-the line power.
The drive is transmitted to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. This can also be equipped with an optional mechanical limited slip differential. Ford claims the Quaife will give the hot hatchback more control and improve its cornering abilities.
Revisions to styling include new front bumpers, bolt-on chin spoilers, larger honeycomb radiator grilles, and Matrix led headlights. Ford also included Mean Green in the Fiesta ST’s colour palette. This is the same shade that we saw first on the Puma ST.
Other styling elements of Fiesta ST are largely the same, and buyers get the same deep side skirts as before. However, the rear diffuser has been repainted in a body colour, and the vents of this car are finished in Crystalline Grey.
Recaro’s previous model’s seats were replaced with new in-house models. They are adjustable in 14 ways and have been trimmed in Sensico synthetic skin leather. You’ll also find a bit more carbon-effect trim, and a flat-bottomed steering column.
Ford’s Sync3 infotainment software is available to buyers as before. It can be operated via an 8-inch touchscreen located on the dashboard. As standard, both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available.
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Publiated at Thu 16 Sep 2021 02:46:46 +0000