Ford wants to boost sales with its Ford Fiesta lineup and recently decided to introduce a five-door version of the model, called the ST, which will have a starting price of £19,495 in the United Kingdom, once it will arrive at the beginning of 2017.
In case you are tired of having a three-door`s Fiesta ST and want a more practical and compact model, then the ST is exactly what you need. It comes rather cheap and is dedicated for family duties. It is the best car to pick-up your kids from school and take them for a weekend camping.
The Ford Fiesta ST will keep most of the three-door characteristics, meaning optimized suspension, brakes and steering, adding the same Torque Vectoring Control system which improves grip while cornering and reduces understeer.
Concerning the carmaker`s need of a five-door Fiesta ST variant in Europe, Roelant de Waard, vice president at Ford, Europe, has declared the following:
“Ford has now sold more than 38,000 Fiesta STs in Europe since we introduced the acclaimed hot hatchback in 2013, and growing numbers of customers have been asking us for a five-door version,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “The Fiesta ST with five doors makes an affordable Ford Performance driving experience accessible to an even greater number of customers.”
In the engine department, the all-new Fiesta ST comes with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbocharged mill, with 179 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is quite impressive, the model taking just 6.9 seconds for the whole straight run. Also, it comes with a CO2 emissions figure of just 141 g/km, while the fuel consumption is set at 46.3 mpg in the UK.