The list of fun hatchbacks sold in Europe but not the U.S. is long and depressing. Today, it gains another entry: the Fiesta Sport Special Edition.
Power comes from either a Duratec 1.6-liter Ti-VCT gasoline engine that generates 132 horsepower, 12 horsepower more than the North American version of the same engine found in the standard Fiesta, or a 93-horsepower Duratorq turbodiesel. While the diesel doesn't sound too exciting, it's efficient, and the Fiesta's sporty handling should make the most of it.
In addition to the powertrain choices, the Fiesta Sport Special Edition gets Panther Black alloy wheels, a full body kit, polished twin exhausts, and Ebony Black interior surfaces with heated leather sport seats and contrasting silver stitching.
It might not set your heart on fire, but we'd still like to see this snappy little three-door offered on our shores, if not for its own merits, then for what it would say about us as car buyers.
Ford Fiesta Sport Special Edition: Forbidden Fruit