Ford’s Sending Off The Fiesta In The US With Sporty-Looking ST Line

The current Fiesta ST is the last iteration of the breed that Ford will offer in the US as it shifts away from passenger cars to place an increased emphasis on trucks. But before the current hatchback sails off from these shores, the Blue Oval automaker will reportedly offer a decontented sport version.

Called the Fiesta ST Line, it adopts many of the stylistic elements from the Fiesta ST hot hatch, but without most of the mechanical upgrades that we’ve come to expect along with them.

It’s a trim level that European customers are already acquainted with – not only for the Fiesta, but also the Focus, Kuga, and Mondeo. Now CarsDirect reports that it’s coming to the US for the 2019 model year.

Powering the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST Line is a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter inline-four that – in European spec – offers 120 horsepower (88 kW) and 112 lb-ft (152 Nm) of torque. This compared to the 197 hp (150 kW) and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm) in the turbocharged Fiesta ST. It comes mated to a five-speed manual (instead of the six), with the option of a six-speed automatic.

Other ST equipment like the upgraded suspension, interior treatment, and rolling stock don’t transition to the sport-look ST Line. But then it won’t be as expensive, either: CarsDirect reports that the Fiesta ST Line will carry an MSRP of $17,625, plus an $875 destination charge to bring the actual cost up to $18,500. That’s $3,715 less than the Fiesta ST, which will start $55 higher for 2019 (at $22,215) than it did for the 2018 model year.

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  • DECONTENTED?
    NOT MUCH OF A SEND OFF.

  • TheBelltower

    Is Ford deliberately trying to become the next Isuzu?

  • Axiom Ethos

    WTF is this? Not even a real ST. Terrible sendoff and dropping a pretty popular little hot hatch. Ford, you didn’t have to pull the plug on everything but 2 cars, but whatevz. I would’ve atleast kept the Focus hatchback.

  • Brent Morrison

    Weak.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Tha… Tha…that’s all folks!

  • Christian

    The new Fiesta isn’t that good after all…ITS GREAT! Uhh, don’t worry US, you gonna be find….lool

  • Dubble Bubble

    Isn’t this backwards? Wouldn’t it rather be cooler if the ST Line had the power without the cosmetics?

  • Infinite1

    Doesn’t look like an ST version one bit or am I missing something?

  • Shahul Usman

    id just offer a Fiesta ST in Nitrous Blue w/blue accents inside… and call it the final edition..the car was perfect as it was, for what it was.. I had a 2014..was a great fun daily car.. lease up, should have kept

  • Bob White

    One of the 10 worst cars to buy as reported by Consumer Report. Another one is the Focus which is going to China for better or worse.

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