Before we mention that Ford is planning to discontinue Fiesta, the car will have one more run. Furthermore, the next season will be decisive about the future of this model. So, all cards are there. Interesting offer, reliable engines, plenty of trim levels… and atop of everything, the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST version.
As its sibling Focus, this compact hatchback is also getting a special edition, unique features that ST badge brings. Well, the performance is not going to be at the level of RS model, but in future, we can see that one as well. By then, upgrades which are coming with 2019 Ford Fiesta ST will be similar to these we are going to see on Edge ST.
2019 Ford Fiesta ST Changes
It is already official that the new ST version will upgrade the last one. That means more features, more aggressive appearance, and more safety.
First of all, drive setup will offer a more pleasant ride. The 2019 Ford Fiesta ST gets a new suspension and slip differential. Nevertheless, it is an optional feature, which is still better than not having it. With it, Fiesta ST will run smoother in corners. Also, a driver is going to feel the more balanced ride.
Since it is a high-end trim, the ST version is always packed with latest infotainment and safety features and systems. Computers will help a lot. Assist accessories and other parts will drastically improve overall impression the first time a new buyer sits in ST model.
2019 Ford Fiesta ST Specs
The 2019 Ford Fiesta ST will get the power from a 1.6-liter petrol engine. Turbocharger helps this EcoBoost unit achieve 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. It also uses a six-speed manual transmission, which forwards power to front wheels. No all-wheel drive will be in the offer for 2019 Fiesta ST. Also, automatic gearbox is still uncertain.
The hatchback is pretty economical. It returns 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on highways. For example, it is not too much worse than the regular model consumes. Sedan or hatchback rating is 27/37 mpg for city/hwy. On the other hand, a cost of few miles per gallon while achieving over 80 hp more is a bargain.
2019 Ford Fiesta ST Is not Coming to the US?
The edition for 2018 is not available for customers in the US. It seems like the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST will stay away as well. In the Blue Oval company decided this is the right move. Instead, the hatch will turn to alternative markets, mostly Europe and Asia.
Enthusiasts are still hoping to see Fiesta ST in North America, but that is not happening. We can learn from another example. Bigger sibling, Ford Focus ST will be available only on the Chinese market.