2014 Ford Fiesta ST Teased Before LA Debut

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Ken Block, a Ford endorsed racer tweeted photos of an upcoming “ST” car from the brand on Monday, which is almost certainly the all-new Ford Fiesta ST.

Leaked specs have confirmed that the Fiesta ST will run with 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine with 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Further suggesting that this information is all correct, Block finished off his tweet with “#ecoboostFTW.” He also confirmed that whatever this mystery car is, it will be available to the U.S. market.

SEE ALSO: Ford Fiesta ST to be Officially Announced at LA?

Like its bigger brother, the Focus ST, the Fiesta ST will get a six-speed manual transmission and will use torque-vectoring technology and a three-mode stability control system.

The ST version of the Fiesta will also receive some exterior style add-ons including a lip kit and rear diffuser to make it look more aggressive.

Watch for the Fiesta ST to bow at the 2012 LA Auto Show later this week.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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