Ford SA Releases Hotter Fiesta ST

Ford Fiesta ST200 2

Ford South Africa has announced a faster and more powerful version of its Fiesta ST hot hatchback that's now available in South Africa! However, it is a limited edition, so you're going to have to move fast if you want one.

The Ford Fiesta ST has been a runaway success for the Blue Oval. It combines respectable performance with wonderful driver feedback, resulting in a vehicle that delivers thrills at a reasonable price. Now, Ford SA has confirmed that 160 units of the new Ford Fiesta ST200 will be offered in our market. It will go up against the newly-refreshed Renault Clio RS and the popular Volkswagen Polo GTI.

More Power and Performance

A power increase from 134 kW and 240 Nm to 149 kW and 290 Nm is the key change in the Ford Fiesta ST200.

Power from the 1.6-litre turbocharged motor has been increased and it now sits at 149 kW and 290 Nm. The standard car delivered 134 kW and 240 Nm. These power upgrades mean that zero to 100 kph will take 6.7 seconds and with overboost, you get an additional 11 kW and 30 Nm for 11 seconds. This makes the Ford Fiesta ST200 one of the most powerful hatchbacks in its class. Under the skin, the gearbox features a revised, shorter final drive ratio and there's an uprated suspension too. Also, the steering has been sharpened for better feedback and control. 

Visual Changes

An ST200 badge in the cabin lets you know that you're driving something special.

The Ford Fiesta ST200 features a unique ‘Storm Grey’ metallic finish as well as matte black 17-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels with red brake callipers. There are rear LED taillights as well as subtle ST200 badges around the vehicle. 

The interior features Recaro heated sports seats with partial leather, dual-tone seatbelts, illuminated scuff plates and privacy glass for the rear windows. Reverse parking sensors with an integrated reverse camera are also included. The specification remains fair with SYNC infotainment, Bluetooth and Voice Control, Ford MyKey, remote central locking with keyless entry and start, climate control, as well as seven airbags including a driver’s knee airbag.

Special paint job, matte-black alloys and red brake callipers make this Fiesta ST stand out from lesser models.

Ford Fiesta ST200 Price in South Africa (May 2017)

Ford Fiesta ST200 - R339 900 (including VAT).

The vehicle comes with a standard Ford Protect 4-year/120 000 km warranty, 4-year/60 000 km service plan, 5-year unlimited distance corrosion warranty and 3-year unlimited distance Ford Roadside Assistance. Service intervals are every 15 000km.

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