Ford Fiesta ST to Make 180 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It’s becoming harder to believe that the Ford Fiesta ST won’t be making its American debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show, especially now that its specifications have leaked.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST will indeed be powered by a 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine with 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. And similar to the Focus ST, the Fiesta ST will feature the automaker’s ‘Sound Symposer’ system which amplifies the sound produced by the engine.

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The front-wheel drive hatch will come with a six-speed manual transmission and will also sport torque-vectoring technology and a three-mode stability control system. It will roll on 17-inch wheels from the factory paired with Bridgestone Potenza tires, handling like a real sports car thanks to a tuned and lowered sport suspension.

Aesthetically, the Fiesta ST will be more sporty and aggressive thanks to a body kit inspired by Ford’s World Rally Championship race car. A rear spoiler, a pair of chrome exhaust tips, and blacked-out headlight surrounds complete the exterior changes.

Seven colors will be offered on the Fiesta ST and we expect pricing to be announced in the near future.

[Source: Autoblog]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Race MTB Race MTB on Dec 01, 2012

    Nice , really nice needs center exhausts and three door hatch, otherwise awesome.