JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has successfully launched the Fiesta ST. A total of 70 automotive and lifestyle media separated into three groups, spent the day racing, handbrake parking and enjoying the Monster Fiesta over three days.
Held at a new track 100km outside of Johannesburg, media participated in some fierce competition on the track with the added excitement of them never having experienced such a venue before. The racing was technical and challenging, and combined with the ride and drive to the track the day showed off the ST in all its glory.
“This is a very exciting vehicle with lots of ‘oomph’. It is very responsive and spec’d extremely well. The Fiesta ST is definitely a looker, and I’m glad to see that VW will have some competition [to its Polo GTI]. The pricing is awesome and I expect the ST to have a huge impact on the segment, ” said Lawrence Smith of Ride & Drive host on YFM radio.
“I love the gear shift action and weight of the steering wheel – it’s beefy where it needs to be. The Fiesta ST is comfortable compared to other cars in its segment. The pricing is excellent for the spec and technology level,” said Pritesh Ruthun of What Wheels?
Media had a fun day testing out the Fiesta ST.