Ford Fiesta ST-3 comes with a generous list of extras including cruise control and a Sony DAB digital radio.
Ford has announced a new flagship version of the mighty popular Fiesta. The Ford Fiesta ST-3, as it’s known, comes equipped with a generous list of extras that makes it stand above the slightly cheaper ST 2.
The Ford Fiesta ST-3 is a response to demand for a more premium model. Standard equipment includes a Sony DAB digital radio, cruise control, automatic headlights, auto-dimming rear view mirror and electronic automatic temperature control.
There’s also rain sensing wipers, power-fold door mirrors with puddle lamps, navigation system, CD player and keyless entry. Rear parking sensors will set you back an additional £200 and the ST Style pack an extra £275, according to the Ford UK website.
It’s the same story as the ST 2 for the engine and transmission. A 1.6-litre EcoBoost with 182PS (179bhp) mated to a six-speed manual gearbox lets you hit 0 to 62mph in 6.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 139mph. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are 47.9mpg and 138g/km, respectively.
The Fiesta ST-3, which launches a year since the original Fiesta ST model, is available in Frozen White, Race Red, Panther Black, Spirit Blue and Molten Orange. Inside you get an interior in Molten Orange or Smoke Storm, depending on the external paintjob.
Prices start from £19,250 ─ a grand less than the ST 2. Check out our Ford Fiesta 2014 review for the verdict on whether you should consider buying one.