Ford has announced that production for the new Fiesta ST has begun at its assembly line in Cologne, Germany. The Fiesta ST is the fastest production Fiesta ever produced. The vehicle is able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and promises a top speed of 220 kmh.
The vehicle uses a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine producing 182 Ps (197 hp) and 240 Nm (214 lb-ft) of torque. The car also has a new chassis, steering, and brakes. Other features of the car include an enhanced Torque Vectoring Control system and a three-mode electronic stability control.
The Fiesta ST gets a unique honeycomb grille reminiscent of the Focus ST, a new rear diffuser, and standard Recaro seats. The vehicle delivers impressive efficiency with 5.9 l/100 km and 138 g/km CO2. While this vehicle is being produced in Europe, the Fiesta ST also be launched in North America and Asia-Pacific.
It's nice to see these European hot hatchbacks finally making their way to the United States. Official pricing for the car is unknown at this time, but it should be a reasonably priced vehicle even if it's one of the more expensive Fiesta models offered. The car will launch in the US later this year.