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2017 Ford Fiesta ST pricing and specifications: Sat-nav and camera added, price increased

A lightly upgraded 2017 Ford Fiesta ST will make its Australian debut in September, bringing a welcome technology update and a few subtle exterior tweaks - along with a notable price increase to $27,490 plus on-road costs...

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Ford Fiesta ST200 revealed: UPDATE
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Ford Fiesta ST200 revealed: UPDATE

It's what enthusiasts have been wanting: a Ford Fiesta ST with more power and extra hardcore mechanical bits. But the new Ford Fiesta ST200 that has been revealed ahead of the 2016 Geneva motor show isn't the RS we'd expected. The more powerful Ford Fiesta ST200 model uses the same 1...


Ford Fiesta ST Mountune, Focus ST Mountune packs priced for Australia
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Ford Fiesta ST Mountune, Focus ST Mountune packs priced for Australia

Ford Australia has announced local availability for power-up packs from British performance partner Mountune for its Focus ST and Fiesta ST hot hatches. Long on the agenda for Australia, the Focus ST Mountune and Fiesta ST Mountune enhancements will be offered here through the Ford Licensed Accessory program, with the benefit of a full Ford warranty...


2016 Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator CVT Review
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2016 Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator CVT Review

The Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator has its work cut out in this golden age of hot hatches. It's an honest and great fun little toiler, but could be cheaper.


Ford Fiesta ST Plus reported for Geneva: Sixth-gen swansong coming?
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Ford Fiesta ST Plus reported for Geneva: Sixth-gen swansong coming?

An extra-hot RS version of the Fiesta hatch may not be on the cards, but new reports suggest there are plans for a powered-up addition to the ST instead. Speaking with CarAdvice in January, Ford Performance engineering chief Tyrone Johnson said that, if only to the best of his knowledge, there are no plans for an RS-badged Fiesta...


2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave returns to Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test, but this time in the most affordable car yet...


Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review
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Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review

Rarely has Volkswagen’s iconic GTI badge been so humbled as it was in November 2013 when we last put the go-fast Polo in the ring with the Ford Fiesta ST. The big-name fighter with all the pomp and pedigree was made to look overpriced, under-equipped and lacking fun factor compared with the featherweight upstart that so resoundingly reminded us that simplicity and greatness are not mutually exclusive...


Ford Fiesta ST specification upgrades ruled out for Australia
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Ford Fiesta ST specification upgrades ruled out for Australia

Europe will receive a revised, better-equipped version of the Ford Fiesta ST hot-hatch, but the changes won't flow through to Australia. The Ford Fiesta ST 3 model has been launched in select European markets, bringing additional equipment such as satellite navigation and digital radio reception at a small premium - but the company's local arm has informed CarAdvice that no such changes will be offered here because the brand wants its hot-hatch to remain the sharpest priced of its peers...


Ford Fiesta: sporty SEMA concepts previewed
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Ford Fiesta: sporty SEMA concepts previewed

Five aftermarket specialists have tuned four Ford Fiesta STs and one standard hatchback ahead of next month's SEMA show in Las Vegas. Cobb Tuning and Tanner Foust Racing used digital camouflage paint on their ST in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation for US Military personnel. It also boasts a carbonfibre bonnet and new wheels with orange lips, which round out the exterior...


Ford performance partner Mountune announces US expansion, Australia on the agenda
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Ford performance partner Mountune announces US expansion, Australia on the agenda

Ford's official European tuning partner, the UK-based Mountune, has announced its expansion into the US. Located in Southern California, the US operations include distribution, rolling road, machine room and engine-building facilities. Head of the new Mountune LLC, Ken Anderson, said launching the US business was a response to interest from fans and customers...


Ford Fiesta ST: $25,990 for Blue Oval's pocket rocket
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Ford Fiesta ST: $25,990 for Blue Oval's pocket rocket

The Ford Fiesta ST will become Australia's cheapest hot-hatch when it launches next month from a sharp $25,990. The most powerful production Fiesta in history undercuts its key rivals, including the $27,990 Skoda Fabia RS, $27,790 Volkswagen Polo GTI, and the $28,990 Opel Corsa OPC...


Ford Fiesta ST, Focus ST: Mountune upgrades create hotter hatches
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Ford Fiesta ST, Focus ST: Mountune upgrades create hotter hatches

Select European markets will get quicker and more powerful versions of the Ford Fiesta ST and Ford Focus ST hot-hatches thanks to a partnership between the Blue Oval and tuning expert Mountune. The Mountune-enhanced Focus ST’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine produces 202kW of power and 400Nm of torque, up 18kW/40Nm on the standard hot-hatch...


Ford Fiesta ST Review
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Ford Fiesta ST Review

We test the Fiesta ST in the UK before the hot little Ford's August arrival down-under.


Ford Fiesta ST off to a flying start in the UK
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Ford Fiesta ST off to a flying start in the UK

The all-new Ford Fiesta ST will hit the road running in the UK, with over 600 orders taken for the baby hot-hatch before it arrives in showrooms later this month. Ford UK expects to sell at least 5000 of the 1.6-litre turbo Fiestas, taking half of all the European production for the eagerly awaited model, based on forward orders and previous sales success...


Ford Fiesta ST gets sideways in Lommel Proving Grounds: video
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Ford Fiesta ST gets sideways in Lommel Proving Grounds: video

The Ford Fiesta ST has been put through its paces around the iconic Track 7 at the company's Lommel Proving Grounds in Belgium. The go-fast variant of the Ford Fiesta city car was pushed around the 4.3km, 20-curve circuit by David Put, a Ford vehicle dynamics specialist and a Blue Oval employee of 17 years. Powered by a 132kW/240Nm 1...


Ford Fiesta ST: production starts for baby hot-hatch
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Ford Fiesta ST: production starts for baby hot-hatch

The Ford Fiesta ST has started to roll off the company's production line in Cologne, Germany, ahead of its arrival in Australia later this year. Ford's fastest Fiesta yet is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder with 132kW and 240Nm, and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds...


Ford Fiesta Metal Review
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Ford Fiesta Metal Review

Ford serves a tasty entree in the Fiesta Metal before the turbo ST main arrives next year...


Ford Fiesta ST: hottest, fastest Fiesta unveiled
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Ford Fiesta ST: hottest, fastest Fiesta unveiled

The Ford Fiesta ST will go on sale in Australia in around 18 months' time, giving the blue oval a flagship hot hatch to rival the Volkswagen Polo GTI and the Suzuki Swift Sport. The production version of the Fiesta ST has been revealed in Geneva in three-door form for the first time. The racy light hatch will hit the European market in 2013, and is set to land down under around mid to late 2013...


Ford Fiesta ST Concept five-door previews production hot hatch
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Ford Fiesta ST Concept five-door previews production hot hatch

We have already seen the Ford Fiesta ST Concept in three-door form – now Ford has released the first images of the five-door Fiesta ST Concept. The unveiling of a second concept in near-production-ready form removes any doubt that the hot Fiesta hatch will enter production in the near future...


Ford Fiesta ST Concept revealed at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Ford Fiesta ST Concept revealed at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

Just hours after unleashing the production-ready 2012 Ford Focus ST, the Blue Oval brand has given hot hatch fans another Frankfurt treat with the unveiling of the Ford Fiesta ST Concept. Don’t let the ‘concept’ tag scare you though. The Ford Fiesta ST is on its way, make no mistake about that...