MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford Australia announced the entry of two of its latest models to the market today, the New Ford Fiesta with its stunning looks and even greater connectivity, and the most powerful and dynamic Fiesta ever with the New Fiesta ST.
The stylish new Ford Fiesta delivers a bold new exterior and an interior optimised for ergonomics, as well as Ford’s hands-free in-car connectivity system SYNC™.
“Our aim with the new Ford Fiesta was to take a popular car that already offered great fuel efficiency, performance and personality, and make it even better,” said David Katic, general manager, Marketing, Ford Australia. “Ford Fiesta continues to push the boundaries and seal its credentials as the small car that stands out from the competition.”
The new Ford Fiesta ST is Ford’s most powerful and dynamic Fiesta ever, employing a precision-tuned and driver-focused powertrain and chassis to deliver the ultimate Fiesta driving experience.
Developed by Ford Team RS, the European arm of Ford Motor Company’s Global Performance Vehicle group, the new Fiesta ST is equipped with a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine that offers 134 kW and 240 Nm of torque with up to 147kW and 290Nm of torque available through an overboost function. The new Fiesta ST offers fuel economy of 6.2-litres/100 km†.
Ford Team RS tuned the powertrain, suspension, steering and brakes for optimised driving dynamics; and introduced features only previously found in larger performance cars – including enhanced Torque Vectoring Control (eTVC) and 3-mode Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), six speed manual transmission and rear disc brakes.
“Not since the Fiesta XR4 has Ford had such a performance offering in this segment,” Katic said. “The Fiesta ST leverages the performance input of our European team to deliver a very refined car that will appeal to a broad spread of customers.”