New Ford Fiesta ST From £16,995
BRENTWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM – Jan 23, 2013: Ford has announced prices for a two-series Fiesta ST line-up at £16,995 and £17,995 on the road. These prices, which are up to £2000 less than segment competitors, make the exciting Fiesta ST the most accessible new hot hatch on the UK market.
News of hot prices for the next fast Ford comes as UK dealers mark the arrival of the full Fiesta range in their showrooms. Orders for this latest model have already exceeded 15,000.
Building on this momentum, all of Ford’s 530 UK dealers have set aside January 24th as “Fiesta Day” to help manage unprecedented levels of interest in Ford’s new baby – the UK’s top selling car since 2009.
In addition to special showroom features and attractions, Ford has also launched a Facebook app which analyses information on profile pages to match users with their ideal Fiesta specification. The app also encourages the submission of ideas on the perfect 24 hours in a new Fiesta – as already enjoyed by singing star Jessie Ware (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lAuJqakzYY).
The performance star of the Fiesta range is powered by a 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost, all-aluminium, four cylinder petrol engine which combines high pressure direct injection, low inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable cam timing. The new Fiesta ST develops 182PS and peak torque of 290Nm. Sprinting from 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds, the sporty ST remains capable of returning 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions of just 138g/km.
Unique suspension and steering tuning and enhanced Torque Vectoring Control (eTVC) combines with a 15mm lower ride-height to deliver significant dynamic improvements.
Available in a three-door bodystyle the Fiesta ST is clearly identifiable with an imposing black honeycomb trapezoidal front grille, large rear spoiler with twin air vents and twin exhaust. Striking colour choices including Molten Orange and Spirit Blue and an optional style pack adds red brake calipers and grey alloy wheels to enhance the sporty appearance.
Standard UK specification includes 17in alloy wheels, halogen projector headlamps, ST front fog lights, DAB radio, SYNC connectivity, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm, Recaro seats My Key and air conditioning.
The ST2 trim adds partial leather heated Recaro seats, Sony DAB radio, Ford keyless start, privacy glass and LED daytime running lamps.
“The UK’s renowned love affair with fast Fords is about to get another boost,” said Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain managing director. “We have had fantastic success with the new Focus ST, and the Fiesta ST will deliver similar thrills to a whole new audience and at a uniquely accessible price.”