Ford’s updated Fiesta ST has broken cover, with fresh styling and enhanced technology.
Bold, distinctive styling and new colours deliver a greater road presence for the little turbocharged hottie.
For the first time, LED headlights are introduced with advanced Matrix LED technology available that offers Glare-Free High Beam functionality and can also adapt headlight beam patterns for better visibility in challenging conditions.
The updated Fiesta ST also introduces a 12.3-inch digital instrument display that helps drivers stay informed.
Fiesta ST features a 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, with 147kW of power at 6000 rpm and 30Nm more torque this time, with 320Nm available between 1600 and 4000 rpm.
Patented, cold-formed force vectoring springs and Tenneco twin-tube front dampers endow the Fiesta ST with sharp turn-in and high levels of body control, while the Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential further enhances traction and cornering agility.
In addition to the Normal and Sport Drive Modes, Fiesta ST also features a Track mode, which disables traction control and sets ESC to wide-slip mode for circuit driving.
The new design incorporates a more aggressive fascia, with honeycomb upper and lower grilles alongside large lower side vents.
The upper grille and side vents are finished in distinctive Chrystaline Grey, while the aero-optimised lower lip spoiler, side skirts, rear hatch spoiler and rear diffuser match body colour.
Standard 18-inch alloy wheels feature a dark Magnetite finish.
LED headlights are standard, while the tail lights receive new black surrounds for a more sophisticated appearance.
New Performance Seats have been developed in-house specifically to provide greater support during high-performance driving and additional comfort on the road.
An integrated headrest and 14-way adjustment help drivers find their ultimate driving position, with distinctive red contrast stitching and Sensico trim for a premium feel.
A flat-bottomed sport steering wheel and a matte carbon-effect foil with red detailing adds further sporty character to the cabin.
Two new exterior colours complement the revised exterior styling – Boundless Blue and ST-signature Mean Green.
Matrix LED headlights adapt to the driving scenario.
Manoeuvring Light and Bad-Weather Light functions are triggered when the vehicle sensors detect a low-speed manoeuvring attempt or the activation of windscreen wipers, and automatically adjust the beam pattern to help the driver see more clearly.
Glare-Free High Beam uses a front-mounted camera to detect oncoming traffic and create a “glare-free spot” within the beam pattern by blocking those rays that would otherwise shine in the eyes of other road-users.
The technology enables increased use of high beam to maximise night-time driving visibility while helping to reduce the risk of dazzling other drivers.
A 12.3-inch, fully-configurable TFT digital instrument cluster has been introduced that gives drivers the ability to personalise and prioritise information displays including navigation notifications.