Say Hello To The All-New 2018 Ford Fiesta ST Hot Hatch

Ford have sort-of dropped the curtain on the new generation Fiesta ST, prior to its official presentation set for later today, and a public debut during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Revealed in a 3+-minute long footage that has an action-like flair, as it features professional BMX rider Sebastian ‘Bas’ Keep chasing after WRC driver Toni Kelly inside the Cologne, Germany, factory, the hot hatch has an evolutionary design that reminds of the larger Focus.

The specific ST grille has undergone some modifications and is flanked by LED surrounded headlamps. New bumpers on both ends, the front with larger air vents, beefy alloy wheels, and chin and roof spoilers help separate the ST from its lesser Fiesta siblings.

Ford have yet to reveal any clear images with the interior, but this seems to have a partially digital instrument display, and a regular handbrake lever, instead of the modern electronic ones.

While the current Ford Fiesta ST uses a 1.6-liter turbo’d four-banger, with 197 horses, its replacement is believed to drop it for a heavily massaged version of Ford’s three-cylinder EcoBoost. Its output remains unknown, but it will be faster on a straight than its predecessor, and will continue to challenge the likes of the Renault Clio RS and VW Polo GTI.

H/T to Alex!

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  • RDS Alphard

    Similar Y-spoke rims as 812 Superfast … but at least the Fiesta ST will be fast.

  • Mind Synthetic

    some how its always a love hate relationship with the fiesta for me, i love small cars but this just looks so generic, i would go for a demio instead.

  • jit

    I think this car has a 180 bhp 1.0 i3 with 170 NM torque and a curb weight of 1176 kg ,
    But drive modes means, it should have adjustable dampers like the ohlines ones in Focus RS,

    I mean in an ST that would be awesome!!

  • mattjelonek

    WHO is Toni Kelly and what car does he drive in the WRC? Never heard of this person….!

  • Travis West

    Now if they would just fix their terrible terrible cheap looking and feeling interior Ford would be a great car.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Ford, don’t be lame.

    Bring this to the U.S.

    PLEASE.

  • smartacus

    i don’t mind if it’s made in Thailand, as long as it’s not coming from South Of The Border.

  • LOVE THAT THERE’S A COUPE.
    THE VIDEO WAS IMPRESSIVE WITH THE CYCLIST STUNTS…THE DRIVING NOT SO MUCH.

  • DJ

    its too bad we won’t get the 3dr in the states : (

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