Ford Fiesta ST KLIMS 21

Ford has launched a new flagship version of its Ford Fiesta ST. Appearing one year after the hot hatch’s debut, the range-topping ST-3 trim level builds on the specification of the ST-2 by adding more kit.

New to the Fiesta ST are equipment such as keyless entry, Sony DAB radio/CD with navigation system, cruise control, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror, power-fold door mirrors with puddle lamps and electronic automatic temperature control. Rear parking sensors are introduced as an optional extra on the ST-3 and ST-2.

Priced at £19,250 (RM105,472) in the UK, the ST-3 responds to demand for a higher series model in addition to the previous two specification line-up, with the ST-2 accounting for over 90% of sales. In total, over 6,250 units of the hot Fiesta have been sold – 20% more than forecast.

Powered by a 1.6 litre EcoBoost engine with 182 PS/240 Nm, mated to a six-speed manual, the Fiesta ST sprints from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. Top speed is 220 km/h. Ford has confirmed that the Fiesta ST will reach Malaysia in the second half of this year to battle the Renault Clio RS and Peugeot 208 GTI – will we get the ST-2 or ST-3 spec, and for how much?