There's Still A Very Slight Chance The US-Spec Ford Fiesta ST Won't Die


But don't hold your breath.

Now that word has gotten out that Ford will not bring the redesigned 2018 Fiesta to the US, there’s been a lot of chatter among Fiesta ST fans and owners. Specifically, does this mean the affordable and highly acclaimed hot hatch is in its final months on US soil? Road and Track, based on what a Ford spokesperson told them about the Fiesta, believes it’s possible the automaker may end up having a different version of the Fiesta specifically for the US market.

We do know for sure that later this year the Fiesta-based EcoSport crossover, and, because of the fact it’s a crossover, it’ll very likely be a big seller. But this doesn’t answer the question about the redesigned Fiesta hatchback itself (the sedan is a goner), specifically the next ST. Based on the precedent of the Focus RS, which is built in Germany and imported to the US (and other markets), it’s entirely possible Ford may opt for this setup regarding the next Fiesta ST. Again, this is purely speculation on our and Road and Track’s part, but it’s not something that should be ruled out entirely.

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The Fiesta ST, known for its brilliant driving dynamics, everyday usability and affordable sticker price, earns Ford a lot of street cred in the performance community. And, not to mention, it’s sold well. Ford is promising further details in the very near future regarding the Fiesta’s status, so we’ll just have to wait to see what it has to say.