Monday, March 5, 2012

2013 Ford Fiesta ST to debut at Geneva

2013 Ford Fiest ST - Subcompact Culture
Feast your eyes on the European production version of the 2013 Ford Fiesta ST, the "hot" (aka turbocharged) version of the Fiesta hatchback, which is bowing at the Geneva Motor Show later this week. Although we don't know about a USDM variant, here's some info about the Euro version.

It'll be powered by 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine making 177 hp (180PS) and accelerate from 0-62 MPH (0-100 km/h)in less than seven seconds. It'll have a top speed of 137 MPH (220km/h). It'll also have a torque-vectoring control system, a specially tuned chassis, and three electronic stability control settings. And yes, it's been extensively tested on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. the hardest track on Grand Turismo 5.

According to the press release, "Ford remains open to the idea of introducing the high-performance small car to North America for the first time, following a positive response to the five-door Fiesta ST concept at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show."

So does that mean it isn't a 100% guarantee that the U.S. will get a turbo Fiesta?

“We’re delighted to be bringing a new generation Fiesta ST to our European enthusiasts in 2013 and we’ll have more to say about our plans for other markets in the near future,” said Jost Capito, Ford's director of Global performance Vehicles. “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.”

So I guess we'll just have to wait and see. My money is on the fact that the U.S. will get the Fiesta ST, however, I'm going to bet it's a five door. I think the front end looks pretty good. However, the rear ... oh yes.

Rear shot of the 2013 Ford Fiesta ST - Subcompact Culture


Jeff Schmidt said...

I just love the new Ford grille. It may be a total rip-off of the Aston Martin grille, but at least they're copying a great looking brand.

Ford Dealer Orange County said...

I do hope that we'll get the new Fiesta ST Turbo edition in the U.S as well. There is a big enthusiast/racing community here that will appreciate the extra power this car offers.