There were a lot of interesting news released from Ford recently which ultimately saw the release of a 2018 Ford Fiesta ST200 finally confirmed. Actually this release came at the expense of the Ford Fiesta RS model as it was finally announced that a new model is not going to be built this year. But it gave a lot of room and a lot of time for the ST200 version to prosper and finally get updated. The hot hatch model is a high-performance version of the car and is going to make its debut next year.
The Ford Fiesta ST200 first came on the market in 2013 and had an output of 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, which was mainly thanks to a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. The 2018 version is set to appear in Geneva for the first time for its official showcasing and reports say that it is going to dictate a power higher than the previous one. Actually as reported, it may go up to 10 percent more power and 20 percent more torque. This model is also unique as it brings us a list of features that we would otherwise not get in any other Ford model on the market.
The Chief Executive of Ford has recently stated that all of their new and modern vehicles come with the Ford Performance offering, which has been becoming stronger and stronger in recent years as it developed. The Ford’s EcoBoost engine technology is the one to thank and it will only be getting stronger and better. Until the release date of the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST200 and its unveiling, we can study the review and discuss about it as well.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST200 Exterior
The exterior of the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST200 has not suffered many changes compared to the latest model. The vehicles is still very much young and has not been on the market for that long, but they still decide to give it an update. With an already good looking exterior there was not much work that needed to be done. The most noticeable thing is the Storm Grey finish. The model also changes the and adds black color on the front grille, corner vents air dam louvers, mirror arms which are going to combine with the new 17-inch alloy wheels and helping to comprise the visual package of the car in a great way.
The color was a great choice, which was strange as they had gone with a darker tone instead of a brighter and an eye-catching one. But this new one actually suits the car far better as it also combines with the red brake calipers that came standard and a brand new ST 200” badge placed on the rear hatch.
The Ford Performance has been upgraded as well with a little bit of fine tuning of the suspension dampers the spring both in the front and rear end of the car. This makes the ride height of the car drop by 15 mm and at the same time lowers the car’s center of gravity.
There are some great changes made on the interior of the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST200. First of all, the Recaro seats from the ST have been transferred here and are this time wrapped in Charcoal colored leather which combines with silver stitching. The seatbelts also have silver detailing and there is some illumination made to car’s scuff plates. An interesting change is that eth Ford Fiesta ST200 2018 is going to have door handles that are going to face towards the front while the mirror and window controls are going to be a bit further down.
The door panels are also completely revamped but the storage pockets are the only part which has been transferred and used from the previous model. This makes the interior much better and much cleaner looking as it does not come with any bulky parts.
Both the steering wheel, the instrument cluster and the dash are coming in unaltered but there are some small changes made in fact. First of all the infotainment control knob is different and there is a ST200 badge placed on the center console. The changes inside are perhaps few but it really makes a whole lot of difference when we compare it to the regular model.
Engine Specs of 2018 Ford Fiesta ST200
The engine specs are perhaps the most important thing about the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST200, and with an engine like the 1.6-liter, EcoBoost, four-cylinder one it is really worth taking about it. This model is able to churn out 97 horsepower and 213 pound-feet of torque, which is a massive increase compared to the ST200 that debuted in 2013. With the added tuning that make the power of the car higher, there is an added transient overboost, which when activated adds another 15 horsepower and 22 pound-feet for up to 15 seconds on demand to the car.
The newest Ford vehicle manages to sprint to 0-60 mph in just 6.6 seconds, improving the specs form the last time, and also makes a higher top speed in the same time by making a total of 143 mph.
Release Date and Price – 2018 Ford Fiesta ST200
After the Geneva Auto Show the date for the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST200 is going to be much clearer. The best possible solution is that the release date gets to be by the end of this year, but in fact it is more than certain that we get to have it in the beginning of the next one. The price of the base version is $20,970, but the price of the 2018 ST200 has not been set which will change after the show and the official showcasing. We expect it to be somewhere in the range of $25,000.