Ford has officially launched the Fiesta ST200 ahead of the Geneva motor show and compared to previous model in the same lineup, the newly launched car is much more powerful and promises better performance.
All is made possible with the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine which delivers up to 197 horsepower. The original Ford Fiesta ST is good but when compared to the new model, it is at least ten percent less in terms of power and performance. The basic model offers 180 hp which is a slight bump when compared to the 197hp and the 290 Nm of torque.
With a better engine, the ST200 can race from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 6.7 seconds which is 0.2 seconds faster than the ST version. The car can achieve a top speed of 143 miles per hour. It is not just the engine that has been tweaked in the newest version of Fiesta but the gear ratio has also been mildly altered in order to boost overall performance. The basic features available in the car include stability control with three different adjustment modes, torque vectoring system and lowered suspension. It also has better steering control and damper settings.
In order to segregate the Fiesta ST200, Ford offers the car in an exclusive storm grey variant. The paint looks unique and should give buyers the much needed exclusivity. The particular model is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, extra trim and red colored brake calipers.
Luxury quotient is maintained throughout the vehicle in the form of Recaro leather seats with silver stitching, comfortable flat seatbelts and scuff plates which are illuminated for ease of use. The car goes into production towards the month of June and aims for a summer launch. The pricing is almost the same as the original Fiesta ST but could be a couple thousand dollars more but still affordable for most.
The Ford Fiesta ST200 is fuel efficient, performs above most cars of its range and is distinct in terms of style. With such features, it could go on to become another popular variant for the brand but we may have to wait till summer when it finally lands in dealership stores. Once the test drive is done and official sales begin, it should be easy to come to a conclusion about this better performing version of the same old Fiesta people have come to love over the years.