We Spotted The Next-Gen Fiesta ST Looking Bigger And Faster: Will It Also Be Pricier?


You can't have the first two without the last one after all.

Ford just cannot stop with the hot hatches. The Focus RS is obviously the top dog but we can't forget about the Focus ST and the baby of the bunch, the Fiesta ST. Our spy photogs recently caught a Fiesta ST covered in camo and on its way to the Nurburgring. The test mule looks bigger than the current Fiesta ST and our spies are guessing that it may be more powerful given the oil cooler (or possible intercooler) sitting behind the lower grille. Could Ford be upping the power on its tiniest hot hatch?

The Fiesta ST already makes 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque from its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. While that's plenty right now, that power could, and probably should, increase if the car jumps in size. A bigger car with a more powerful engine would also mean a higher price tag. Currently the Fiesta ST is one of the best performance bargains on the market with an MSRP of just $20,970. Of course an increase in price and engine size is just speculation. What we can tell through the camo is that the new mini hatchback will have different front and rear lights. Both are an improvement over the light design of the current Fiesta ST, especially the rectangular taillights.

It'll be a while before we see the next Fiesta ST undressed, with the new model expected out in 2018. Until then we'll tell our spy photographers to keep an eye out for Fiesta ST mules. Hopefully next time we catch one with less camo or get to see some interior shots.

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