Ford fans will not have to wait long after the arrival of the new Fiesta of the eighth generation to wait for a hot version, a new Ford Fiesta ST has been revealed and it will go on sale in Britain in early 2018 .
The exterior design is evolved, marked by a variation of the current Aston Martin-toothed toothed Fiesta to the front and the larger, horizontal rear lights. The interior feels significantly different, with more sensitive plastics, better control ergonomics and a significant increase in equipment. Ford is keen to advance the availability of great car features for buyers looking for smaller cars, with the new Fiesta offering adaptive cruising control, a lane departure warning with guidance assistance, a wizard parking with a 360 degree camera, beams and a pedestrian detection system based on a camera with automatic emergency braking.
While the mid-specification models get a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, the range versions include an 8.0-inch screen suitable for Ford’s latest Sync 3 infotainment set, the “floating” screen on one separate tank above the central air vents. The space is good for the occupants of the front seat, with a lot of adjustment for the seat and steering wheel. The rear seat room resembles the current one for adults but reasonable for children.
The great news here is that the Fiesta is losing the 1.6-liter turbo four in favor of a smaller and more efficient 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo. In Europe this means that the 2018 Ford Fiesta gets a power bump of 182 horsepower up to 197 horsepower, which is actually what we get in the US already with our current car.
There is a reason why Europeans get a new and improved 2018 Ford Fiesta before we leave: they will pay a lot more. In the U.K, the new entry style 1.1 costs £ 12,715, which equates to $ 16,600 at current exchange rates.