The seventh generation Fiesta has been presented in no less than four versions – Active crossover model, sporty ST Line, upscale-intended Vignale and elegance-inspired Titanium.
The four are enough to entice most future customers of the subcompact model, especially thanks to the award winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost with up to 140 hp, but diehard fans are eagerly awaiting every bit of information about the proper mini hot hatch – the Fiesta ST. The latter should come at the end of next year, but before that happens we managed to find some juicy details from around the rumor mill. Apparently the development chief of the ST and RS models, Tyrone Johnson, has hinted “production will start in January 2018,” so we’ll get to see the car a few months in advance at the end of next year, in both three and five-door versions.
The design should build on the new Fiesta’s ST Line with sporty features for the front and back fascias, wheels, side skirts and other elements. The Focus RS will also serve as an inspiration and the officials claim there are no current plans for a hardcore all-wheel drive Fiesta RS, at least not yet. “Focus RS was more important to develop than Fiesta RS. We can’t really do anything. But in the future: never say never,” said vice president of product development, Joe Bakaj. The Fiesta ST is expected to sport the same 1.6-liter turbocharged engine in an updated version with more than 200 horsepower.