Ford hots up with

new Fiesta ST

Ford Fiesta ST, 2017, front
Ford Fiesta ST, 2017, side
Ford Fiesta ST, 2017, rear
Ford Fiesta ST, 2017, grille
Ford Fiesta ST, 2017, interior
Ford Fiesta ST, 2017, seats

THE hot version of Ford's next generation Fiesta will feature a three-cylinder 1.5-litre engine boosted to deliver 200ps.

To be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the new Fiesta ST is the first version developed by Ford Performance to come with drive mode controls for added driver engagement.

Ford is claiming a 0 to 60 sprint time of 6.7 seconds for the new ST which is slated to come on stream early in 2018.

The 200ps output sets a new standard for Ford's three pot EcoBoost engine and despite the brisk performance it is fitted with an active cylinder cut out to improve fuel efficiency.

Expected economy will be around 57mpg with emissions of 114g/km.

As well as variable drive modes enabling engine, steering and stability controls to be configured to Normal, Sport and Track settings the ST will also incorporate an active noise system to enhance the exhaust note..

Standard fit for the Fiesta ST will be 18-inch alloys and a mesh grille and the model will be available in both three and five door body styles.

Interior specification includes Recaro sports seats, an eight-inch touchscreen incorporating Ford's SYNC 3 connectivity system and a B&O Play audio system.

An optional ‘Liquid Blue' colour scheme will also be making its debut on the new Fiesta ST.

Prices for the new Fiesta range are expected to be announced in the summer.

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