I'm old enough to remember the Ford Fiesta XR2, having spent most of my late teenage years tearing around the countryside in one. My God was it chuckable, filled with a cheeky sense of fun that made you feel you hadn't so much bought a car as found a new best mate. That's how I feel about the new Fiesta ST.
Recently, the Ford Fiesta was crowned the UK's best-selling car of all time, having shifted more than 4.1 million over the course of its 40-year history. But today’s Fiesta is a far cry from the basic shopping trolley of the seventies and eighties. In fact, this new seventh generation Fiesta almost has more kit and technology than a Mercedes S-Class from just a few years ago. Ford claim it’s the most technologically advanced small car on sale in Europe and, as far as we can tell, they’re not wrong.
Is the current Fiesta ST not hot enough for you? Well, you're in luck, because Ford has unveiled a new 200PS version dubbed - not surprisingly - the Fiesta ST200.
Ford has added a new ST3 model to its Fiesta ST range. Priced at £19,250, the ST3 adds around £1,400 worth of extra equipment over that of the ST2, including cruise control, satnav and keyless entry.
The 100PS Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost is now available with Ford's six-speed dual-clutch Powershift automatic transmission, where it returns 57.7 mpg with CO2 emissions of 114 g/km.
The Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST are now available with performance-enhancing Mountune power upgrades. The Focus ST package boosts power from 250PS to 275PS, while the Fiesta ST jumps from 182PS to 215PS.
The new Ford Fiesta ST - powered by the 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost engine delivering 182PS and 290Nm of torque - is on sale now priced from £16,995 for the ST model and £17,995 for the ST2
From December, the Ford Fiesta will be the first car in the UK to feature Ford’s MyKey technology, which enables parents to place speed and audio volume restrictions on younger drivers to promote safer driving.
The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1.6 TDCi has won the 2012 ALD Automotive/Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon, clocking up 108.78mpg over a 370-mile route involving tough, real-world driving in challenging weather conditions.
Ford today revealed the dynamic new version of the best-selling Fiesta that features a sharper design and a host of exclusive technology features.
The new Ford Fiesta S1600 is available now, powered by a 120 PS 1.6-litre Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine, or improved 95 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi
Ford has added its new Durashift automatic transmission to the Ford Fiesta range, matched to the Ford Fiesta's new 1.4-litre, 96PS Duratec petrol engine