2018 Ford Fiesta ST Specs – The next-generation version of among our preferred hot hatches– heck, among our preferred cars and trucks, period– the Ford Feast ST. Based upon the efficient and proficient Feast subcompact, the existing ST turns up the wick with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a six-speed handbook transmission, and a corner-carving suspension. This model 2018 Ford Fiesta ST previews the new model, due to replace today’s variation for the 2018 model year using brand-new sheetmetal and a brand-new interior. Ford really doesn’t have to develop the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST, at least for the United States, where no other producer provides an effectively sporty car in the subcompact B-segment. (In Europe, where the Fiesta and Fiesta ST likewise are sold, there are more rivals.) Still, offering Americans the Ford Fiesta ST is smart. Existing in a class by itself, the ST is inexpensive, effective, and huge fun to drive– ideal for more youthful, performance-savvy purchasers who may starve after a Ford Mustang GT, however, can’t pay for one.
Get those purchasers into the fold with the Feast, and who understands, sooner or later, after climbing up the Ford performance ladder– to the Ford Focus ST, Ford Focus RS, Ford Mustang GT, and Shelby Mustang– they might be on a waiting list for a future GT supercar. This is long-lasting brand building through an adorable hatchback. Plus it’s a helluva great deal of fun.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST Redesign
Like its less quick 2018 Ford Fiesta siblings, the ST will use an updated variation of the current Fiesta’s global B-segment platform. We have a couple of problems about these bones, as they supply a stiff, refined basis for today’s designs. The suspension is pretty spot-on, even in non-ST kind. Obviously, the whole point of the ST is to raise performance, and we ‘d be okay with Ford rollovering the present ST’s chassis untouched; it’s that great. As for the remainder of the Fiesta, it’s due for a visual refresh inside and out. These spy pictures reveal that the brand-new ST will adopt the same wider, thinner taillights and brand-new headlights as the routine 2018 Feast while getting bespoke front and rear fascias, wheels, and spoilers. Inside, anticipate better materials on the control panel and door panels and a bigger touchscreen with Sync 3 infotainment; there may even be new security tech like blind-spot tracking, lane-departure caution, and forward-collision warning, as evidenced by the video camera selection at the top of this 2018 Ford Fiesta ST model’s windshield.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST Engine
We expect Ford will stick with the same turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder from today’s Fiesta ST for the brand-new design, although a displacement bump is possible in order to add power. Even so, more muscle isn’t really needed, as the little engine produces a mighty 197 horsepower and is prepared and smooth. (Non-ST Carnival likely will continue to offer a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter four and a turbocharged, 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost.) We anticipate a six-speed handbook transmission once again will be basic, however, there’s an outside possibility that Ford could drum up a sportier, heavier-duty version of the regular Feast’s optional six-speed dual clutch automated to interest a wider swath of purchasers. Relentless rumors of a hotter, ST-topping Fiesta RS– potentially with four-wheel drive– are just rumors, and the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST will stay front-wheel drive.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST Price
The brand-new Ford Fiesta will debut next year as a 2018 model, with this ST version not far behind. Rates must stay about the like it is today, a fantastic worth at $22,335.