The next-generation Ford Fiesta ST has been teased via a video on social media ahead of its launch on February 24, European time.
From what we can see in the video and on closer inspection of some stills, the styling of the new Fiesta ST doesn't differ too wildly from the latest ST-Line models.
It looks as though the ST and ST-Line will share the same, slightly more aggressive front bumper setup. This version of the front fascia has a larger opening for the lower air intake, although the ST looks as though it will be distinguished by its round fog light units.
Out the back there's an exposed exhaust tip and a larger rear wing.
It's not known, at this stage, what engine the new Fiesta ST will feature, although a report did suggest that it might be motivated by a version of the company's 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine.
Regardless, we'd be surprised if the new ST doesn't have more power than today's 1.6-litre turbocharged four-pot, which makes 134kW of power and 240Nm of torque.
It's not clear when the next-generation Fiesta range will land in Australia. When the new Fiesta was revealed towards the end of last year, Damion Smy, product communications manager for Ford Australia, cautioned CarAdvice that those vehicles were specifically targeted at markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
He did confirm, though, that the Fiesta "will continue to be part of our line-up", and that our bread-and-butter variants will continue to be sourced from Thailand.
When and, possibly, if the new Fiesta ST comes down under, it's likely that it will again be sourced from Ford of Europe.