All the people who love high-performance vehicles eagerly await this news, and now it is finally officially confirmed. The Ford Performance introduced the newly 2018 Ford Fiesta ST. This hatch will be officially presented at 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and it will be better in almost every segment compared to its predecessor. The new generation car is actually the third generation of this model, and the first time with a smaller engine (a three-cylinder), and it will have also for the first time, couple of Drive Modes. Some new system will be also provided, while some old ones will be updated.
When it comes to specific design from the inside and from the outside, this vehicle is much more aggressive compared to the standard Fiesta model. Also, the interior design will provide more premium materials as well as more standard interior features. This model will come in both, three-door and five-door body styles and that is one more reason for satisfaction. The Company expects great things from this small model.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST Redesign
The exterior design of this model will be quite remarkable, there are some official 2018 Ford Fiesta ST photos to confirmed that, but not too many official data about the body. First of all, as we mention earlier, we can expect this model in three-door and five-door body styles. Of course, the dimension will most likely a bit different and we can expect slightly longer wheelbase fo five-door model. The exact digits are unavailable at this moment.
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When it comes to some specific details from the outside, the future hatch will provide nicely designed race-car-inspired mesh grille that will certainly improve the total level of aggressiveness. The profile side is also very attractive, and according to Company, this model will ride on exclusive 18-inch wheels that will be made from aluminum. Just like the every high-performance version, this model will be also a bit lighter compared to regular Fiesta model. We can expect high usage of aluminum materials in chassis construction.
Vice president, Product Development of Ford of Europe, Joe Bakaj said that “with the all new engine as well as with the selectable Drive Modes, the newly model will provide an excellent combination of performance and fuel efficiency, as well as more fun and engaging driving experience”. This model will provide Liquid Blue exterior color option.
Some other exterior features will most likely include LED headlights, taillights and fog lights, distinctive bumper with air vents, a modified bumper at the rear side, most likely LED indicators, and many others as well.
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Ford Fiesta ST 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the resulting model will be quite good, and this model will offer more personification options probably than ever before. You will have a ton of different options of trim elements for the steering wheel, the wide choice of door pulls, dashboard and others. Also, you can choose from distinctive styling packs. According to Company, this model will provide very supportive Recaro seats as well as the sporty steering wheel with the flat end. When it comes to some specific details from the inside, we can definitely expect more aluminum materials compared to the regular Fiesta model. Also, the leather will be notable at the dashboard and door trims.
Speaking of high tech features, this model will provide more standard features as we as more safety systems. First of all, we have to say that we can anticipate the introduction of Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system. This system will have simple control of navigation and audio system, as well as cell connectivity using only voice commands. That is quite easy for sure. The mentioned SYNC 3 infotainment system from Ford will be compatible with a lot of connectivity options including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. When it comes to some specific details here, this system will be supported by floating touchscreen display that will be tablet inspired. This screen will be 8.0 inch in size.
The newly generation of high-performance Fiesta model will provide top of the class B&O PLAY Sound System. This model comes with three drive modes including Normal, Sport and Track model.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST Drive Modes:
– Normal mode has: electronic stability control, traction stability control, ESE, power assisted steering and engine mapping,
– Sport mode has: throttle pedal response and engine mapping are boosted, ESE, and active control valve opens, this mode get improved sound(nice)
– Track mode has: vehicle dynamics is max improved, everything is performance oriented with more control of the driver. Also, the traction control will be disabled.
Engine and Performance
Beneath the bonnet, the forthcoming model will be powered by a brand-new three-cylinder, 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine. This engine will have a capability of generating up to 200 PS as well as 290 Nm of torque. According to Company, anticipated acceleration from 0-100 km/h or 0-60 mph will be in 6.7 seconds. When it comes to top speed, that info is unavailable at this moment. In order to deliver optimized performance, this engine will use numerous technologies including high-pressure fuel injection, turbocharging as well as Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing. Thanks to the new combination of direct fuel injection and port fuel injection technology, 2018 Fiesta ST will deliver responsiveness and high power, as well as reduced CO2 emissions. A six-speed manual transmission system is most likely options, but Company didn’t announce anything official.
Another engine will be 1.0 liter EcoBoost, first 3-cylindr Ford engine, with improved fuel economy, unfortunately, there isn’t much data about this unit.
Price and Release date
As we wrote in the intro, new Ford Fiesta ST 2018 will be introduced at the Geneva Auto Show 2017, and we can expect it on the dealerships few months after that. Speaking of prices, there is no information about that at this moment, but we guess that should be slight over $ 22.000.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST photos