Ford Shows Off The New 2014 Fiesta ST at the LA Auto Show
Here at River View Ford we’re excited to announce that Ford is rolling out a new high performance variant of the Fiesta ST for 2014. We expect to see this new hot hatch in our showroom by spring 2013, and, from the looks of it, the Fiesta ST will offer all the performance that enthusiasts want with the practicality and efficiency of a subcompact hatchback.
The Hatchback Renaissance
While historically the North American market has been hostile to hatchbacks, a growing number of people are coming around to the typically European body style. Ford is planning to put out one of the most powerful cars in the segment with its new 1.6L four-cylinder EcoBoost Engine, good for a muscular 197 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. That’s more than enough power to push the car into oversteer and drift around corners, as a professional driver demonstrated at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Fiesta comes with a number of other performance-oriented features. The front end sports a huge mesh grille and chin spoiler, and the back end has a high-mounted rear spoiler and bright tipped dual exhausts, all on top of 17-inch wheels.
The new Ford Fiesta ST is set to square off with other subcompact hatchbacks like the Chevy Spark and the Mini Cooper, but where those cars just look sporty, the Fiesta ST packs real power under the hood. Even with those power numbers the Fiesta ST is still set to get great fuel economy with up to 34 mpg on the highway. Ford achieves those numbers with their sophisticated new EcoBoost engines that make use of gasoline direct injection and variable valve timing for super efficient combustion.
Inside the newest Fiesta ST will also sport a number of differences from the base. Firm high performance bucket seats replace the standard ones, and the steering wheel and gear shift are leather accented. The ST is firmly pointed at enthusiasts with its six-speed manual standard, and no automatic available. This car will be for drivers who love to drive, with or without a destination.
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River View Ford is a located at 2200 US-30 in Oswego, Illinois. We’re happy to have the full lineup of current Ford Vehicles, and a large selection of pre-owned vehicles in stock now. Come visit River View Ford today to let our friendly staff help you find your next vehicle!