At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, FoMoCo unveiled the 3-door Ford Fiesta ST Concept. With the LA Auto Show on the way later this month, Ford will be holding the North American debut for the Fiesta ST Concept – however, this time, instead of 3-doors, there are 5-doors.
“The Ford Fiesta ST Concept signals the next step in Ford Motor Company’s global performance vehicle strategy and hints at how a future Fiesta ST model might look when it joins the Focus ST in the global small car portfolio,” Ford said in a statement.
Of course, that statement leads us to believe that there will indeed be a production model coming very soon.
“The Fiesta has a rich history of high-performance models so a new ST performance model is a logical next step in our performance vehicle strategy for our global small cars,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development.
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Like the Ford Focus ST, which is powered by a 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine, EcoBoostness makes its way into the Fiesta ST Concept as well. Power comes from a 1.6 liter EcoBoost with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) making 180-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque
This should all make us enthusiasts happy since it turns out the Fiesta ST will be the only subcompact on the market with impressive fuel-economy without sacrificing performance.
– By: Omar Rana