New Ford Fiesta ST confirmed for South Africa

Fiesta St

Ford South Africa has confirmed that the new high performance Fiesta ST will be available in South Africa in the second quarter of 2013. The new Ford Fiesta ST will be powered by Ford’s 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine and according to Ford, will feature ‘unprecedented levels of equipment and specification’.

New Ford Fiesta ST packs performance punch

??Engine Capability

The 1.6-litre EcoBoost used in the new Fiesta ST will deliver 132kW with a maximum torque output of 240Nm. The Ford Fiesta St will accelerate to 100km/h in under seven seconds and reach a top speed of more than 220km/h.

The new Ford Fiesta ST was developed by Ford Team RS and delivers enhanced ride-and-handling with the introduction of a specially tuned chassis that sits 15mm lower than the standard Fiesta, Ford’s Torque Vectoring Control system and three Electronic Stability Control modes. These technologies were tested over 5 000km’s at Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife.

New Features

The new Ford Fiesta ST is fitted with Recaro sports seats as standard and will be equipped with MyKey and the Ford SYNC in-car connectivity system. The exterior will feature Ford’s latest design signatures including a large trapezoidal grille.

“We’re delighted to be bringing a new generation Fiesta ST to South African performance enthusiasts in 2013,” said Ford Marketing Manager Gavin Golightly. “With the Fiesta ST joining the new Focus ST, we will again be able to deliver a choice of affordable small performance cars that are designed to deliver a unique blend of stand-out styling and dynamic on-road performance with true practicality for everyday use.”

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