The new generation Ford Fiesta ST will be on sale in Australian showrooms in in the first quarter of 2020.
Fiesta ST brings a fully fledged Ford Performance hot hatch to customers, loaded with the latest technology and performance innovation derived from the company’s racing programs.
These have seen the Fiesta claim multiple wins and drivers’ World Rally Championships.
“The previous Fiesta ST was highly regarded, and we’ve had considerable interest from enthusiasts on the details of the new model’s arrival,” says Kay Hart, CEO of Ford Australia and New Zealand.
“We’re pleased to confirm the most comprehensively equipped, capable and technology laden Fiesta ST as the latest model to add to our local Ford Performance portfolio – the first five-door for Australia and New Zealand.”
Made in Germany, the Ford Performance Fiesta ST was crowned 2018 Top Gear UK Car of the Year, repeating the achievement of the previous generation, which claimed the award in 2013.
The new model will be offered early next year with a five-year, unlimited kilometre factory warranty.
Ford says the new-generation Fiesta ST is the most responsive, engaging and fun-to-drive ever.
It will feature a range of innovative sports technologies that enhance power and performance; cornering and agility; and versatility for scenarios from the school run to race track.
The Fiesta ST will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatch – the first time a five-door has been offered here – with sporty ST exterior styling including LED headlights and standard 18-inch alloy wheels shod with 205/40 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
Exterior colours include Performance Blue, Frozen White, Magnetic, Moondust Silver, Race Red, Shadow Black and Silver Fox , and standard interior features include supportive Recaro leather-and-suede seating, ST gear knob, as well as flat-bottomed steering wheel with stitching that is replicated on the leather handbrake lever and gear-lever.