I kind of feel bad for the 252 horsepower Ford Focus ST these days. Over the past couple years it's become almost completely overshadowed by its smaller, cheaper, racier brother the Fiesta ST, and now there's a ton of hype around the upcoming Focus RS monster hatch. Read more...
Anyone who is in the market for a hot-hatch is spoiled for choice at the moment. The Ford Fiesta ST provides for people who chase old-school driving thrills with its manual gearbox and lively handling, while Renault’s latest Clio RS and its dual-clutch gearbox appeals to a new generation of drivers. Show More Summary
However, the works have just begun and will take 2.5 years more. The US automaker Ford announced that it is going to produce a new version of Ford Fiesta that could be even more powerful than the ST model. Recently two divisions, Ford Team RS and Ford Racing, were incorporated. After this, it was reported
Ford fans wishing for more from a light hatch than what the current Fiesta ST can deliver may be in for a treat, as the global carmaker is reportedly planning an even hotter version. The ST (pictured above) delivers a 134kW/240Nm punch from its 1.6 litre turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, rising to 147kW/290Nm on ‘Overboost’. Show More Summary
“Dominant” is one word that springs to mind when considering the Ford Fiesta’s performance in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC). Going into the 2014 season, the supermini was responsible for three driver’s championships and three manufacturer’s championships, each claimed consecutively since the series’ launch in 2011. Show More Summary
It's too good. Can a car be too good? The Ford Fiesta ST may be too good for its own good. Read more...
The Honda Civic Si. The Ford Fiesta ST. The MazdaSpeed 3. Every one of these cars owes its 15 minutes in the automotive limelight to the originator - the Mk. I Volksagen GTI. Fortunately for you historical thrill-seekers, you can now buy an all-original example of the GTI for the price of a used ATV. Three cheers for the free market! Read more...
Handheld engine programmers will be available for full EcoBoost range, from the Mustang to the Fiesta ST.
It's just been announced that the Ford Focus RS will join a new line of "vehicles for enthusiasts" that will include the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Shelby GT350 Mustang, F-150 Raptor, and others that will make up a "Ford Performance" sub-brand of twelve models by 2020. Read more...
Competes with: Ford Fiesta ST, Nissan Juke, Hyundai Veloster Looks like: An amped up grocery-getter Drivetrain: A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission making 296 horsepower and 280 pounds-feet of torque Hits...
It's time for Ford to quit messing around and give us a Mustang ST. Take a moment to imagine everything that makes the Fiesta and Focus ST so brilliant transposed onto the already delicious Mustang. The line follows a predictable recipe that starts with an Ecoboost four cylinder. Show More Summary
As far as niche products go the 2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT isn’t probably the first car that comes to mind. Yet this European-designed, Slovakian-built Kia slides neatly in between the light hot-hatch class (Ford Fiesta ST, Volkswagen Polo GTI) that cost a few thousand dollars less, and the small hot-hatch class (Ford Focus ST, [...]
When he’s not doing donuts in his Ford Fiesta ST, Ken Block is hooning around in his awesome RaptorTRAX, a customized Ford F-150 with huge, tank-like snow treads. Here, he goofs around with snowboarders Zak Hale and Ethan Deiss.
The last time I roped a coworker into an automotive debate, I lost. Resoundingly, I might add. Still, 2,385 voters chose to cast their lots for the Fiat 500 Abarth, as opposed to 5,273 choosing the Ford Fiesta ST, and so I can rest easy in the knowledge that at least 30 percent of you, dear readers, see things my way. Show More Summary
Ford Australia has given a big push to its MyKey system with the introduction of the software on the entire Fiesta range. MyKey, which was previous available on the Ford Fiesta ST, has been revised begins a wide spread implementation starting with the entire Fiesta range this year and Focus, Mondeo and Mustang next year. [...]
Ford has expanded its rollout of SYNC AppLink and MyKey technology across its Australian line-up, announcing more models will receive the modern features soon. Customers can now get the AppLink system in Focus ST, Fiesta ST and Ford Kuga models, with five more models to offer the technology from early 2015. Show More Summary
Much has been written about the narrowing performance and luxury gap between supercars and everyday pedestrian offerings. Even as supercars have introduced even wilder styling, interiors and technology the beige lemming wagon that fills your company’s management lot puts out 240 hp, sports bluetooth integration and can hit 60 in less than 8 seconds. Show More Summary
At 155 inches long, the current Volkswagen Polo fits neatly in between the size of the MK1 and MK2 Volkswagen GTI hatchbacks. That’s a foot shorter than the current MK7, and in GTI trim, an enticing competitor to the Ford Fiesta ST. For 2015, the Polo GTI gets a nice bump in power. Out goes […] The post A Hot Hatch Polo Match appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
2013 saw Road & Track crown its first-ever Performance Car of the Year: the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The Stingray beat out a dozen other candidates, from the almost godlike SLS AMG Black to the little Ford Fiesta ST that punched way above its weight. Read more...
This or That: Fiat 500 Abarth vs. Ford Fiesta ST Two of Autoblog's editors argue the finer points of hot hatches in a point/counterpoint rundown between the Fiat 500 Abarth and Ford Fiesta ST. Arguments are made, but no firm conclusions drawn. Show More Summary