Ford Fiesta News

  • 2019 Ford Fusion

    Ahead of Ford sending its passenger cars out to pasture, the automaker has ended national advertising for the Ford Taurus, Fusion, Focus, and Fiesta models. Automotive News (subscription required) reported Wednesday that Tier 1 (national) marketing efforts for the models has finished. Mark LaNeve, Ford's vice president of U.S. marketing, sales, and service, backed up the move and said the budget will be reallocated to vehicles such as the EcoSport subcompact crossover SUV and Mustang sports car. In the future, the funds will be used for a slew of new SUVs and crossovers heading to North...

  • New Ford Fiesta ST
    Report: redesigned Fiesta ST to skip US

    Ford unveiled a redesigned Fiesta last November, but almost a year on the Blue Oval remains cagey on whether we’ll see its latest subcompact in the United States. Based on recent comments made by a senior Ford executive, it seems at least the redesigned Fiesta ST won’t be sold here...

  • New Ford Fiesta ST, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Next-gen Ford Fiesta ST gets 3 cylinders, 3 drive modes

    When does 3 equal 4? When you turbocharge the 3. That's the philosophy with the next-generation Ford Fiesta ST, which was revealed this week at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The most notable change is the switch from a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder to a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine...

  • Teaser for 2018 Ford Fiesta ST debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show
    New Ford Fiesta ST teased ahead of 2017 Geneva auto show

    Last December we saw Ford unveil a redesigned Fiesta, but the version we’re most interested in, the new Fiesta ST, wasn't among the lineup. Ford plans to reveal the hot hatch on Friday ahead of a world debut at next month's 2017 Geneva auto show. To build up excitement the automaker has...

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta RS WRC rally car
    2017 Ford Fiesta RS WRC revealed, Sébastien Ogier confirmed as driver

    A new rally car based on the upcoming seventh generation of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Fiesta subcompact has been revealed. The rally car has been developed by M-Sport, a British motorsport and engineering outfit that’s helped develop a few Ford rally cars including the Focus RS RX for...

  • 2018 Ford Fiesta (European spec)
    2018 Ford Fiesta revealed, features cylinder deactivation for inline-3

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned Fiesta. The car is expected in the United States in late 2017, as a 2018 model, and represents the seventh generation of Ford’s popular subcompact. The design is clearly evolutionary although the new car is slightly wider and more...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS by Roush, 2016 SEMA show

    The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS may turn out to be one of the most popular cars at the upcoming 2016 SEMA show. Why? Because it combines two traits vehicle modifiers adore: a reasonable price tag and an engine just begging for more power. Ford will have a handful on its own stand, the most extreme of which has been built by famous Ford tuner Roush. The car’s turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-4 has been tuned to deliver over 500 horsepower, thanks mostly to some calibration of the ECU. The engine’s cooling system and some internals were also upgraded to suit the new output...

  • 2018 Ford Fiesta 3-door spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Ford Fiesta 3-door spy shots

    Ford Motor Company [NSYE:F] is working on a new generation of its Fiesta and today we have spy shots of a prototype for the popular subcompact’s three-door hatchback option. It should debut alongside the five-door at one of the major European auto shows in 2017, and eventually we should also...

  • 2018 Ford Fiesta ST spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Median
    2018 Ford Fiesta ST spy shots

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is currently developing its next-generation Fiesta hatchback and today we have spy shots of a prototype for the sporty ST model. The engineers have tried to make the tester look like one of the prototypes for the regular Fiesta but a few clues give away its identity. The...

  • 2018 Ford Fiesta spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Median
    2018 Ford Fiesta 5-Door spy shots

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is working on a new generation of its Fiesta subcompact, as evidenced by an early prototype spotted testing in Europe. Engineers are testing the prototype alongside an earlier mule that uses the makeshift exterior of the current Fiesta, highlighting the differences...

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta ST200, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Ford’s hotter Fiesta is the ST200

    The oft-rumored hotter version of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Fiesta ST has been revealed. The car dons the ST200 moniker and as you may have guessed the number references the new power level. However, that’s power measured in metric horsepower. As measured in the United States...

  • Gymkhana Eight set in Dubai
    Gymkhana Eight: Ken Block takes us on a wild ride in Dubai

    It was about time that Dubai, the ultimate land of excess, hosted wild rally driver Ken Block's Gymkhana. After all, what high performance motorsports pushes the limits more? The nine minutes of video you see here, shot in beautiful high definition, really sets the bar high. Beginning in the stark...

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, March 2013

    The new Focus RS has been generating a lot of buzz for the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], but with its $36,605 starting price the car is still out of reach for many hot hatch fans. That’s where the oft-rumored Fiesta RS could fill the gap, and according to a new report the car, or at least something like it, is still very much on Ford’s radar. Based on its sources, Autocar is reporting that Ford could launch a performance-oriented Fiesta hotter than the current ST. Rather than adopt the Blue Oval’s storied RS badge, though, the car is said to be called something else, possibly...

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, March 2013
    Report: New Fiesta RS may join Focus RS in Ford’s hot hatch fleet

    The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is about to unleash upon the world a new generation of its Focus RS on February 3, however, the car may not be the only high-performance hatchback in the Blue Oval’s fleet for very long. News has emerged that Ford is working on a version of its Fiesta hotter...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his dog go for a drive
    Vaughn Gittin Jr. Has The Coolest Dog In The World: Video

    Fido. Spot. Chompy. Whatever your dog is named, it’s not as cool as Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s, and the proof is right here in this video. After an ostensibly boring run for the family groceries, just as the duo are pulling back into the driveway in the bright green Ford Fiesta ST, the dog...

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST rallycross car winter testing
    Ford Fiesta ST Rallycross Car Plays In The Snow: Video

    This year, America’s Global Rallycross Championship will face stiff competition from the new FIA-sanctioned World Rallycross Championship. A handful of drivers are common to both competitions, as are a number of the cars, such as the Ford Fiesta ST. MUST WATCH: Lamborghini Aventador Goes...

  • Ford Fiesta ST Mountune versus Renault Clio RS
    Drive Pits A Renault Clio RS Against The Ford Fiesta ST Mountune: Video

    Hot hatchbacks are valued here in the United States--but across the pond in the United Kingdom, they're truly adored. The Brits have plenty of hot hatches to choose from, which leads to long debates about which is the hottest and, presumably, the hatchiest. One of the all-time greats is the Renault...

  • Ford tuner Mountune offers upgrades for the Focus ST and Fiesta ST
    Ford Teams Up With Mountune To Offer Upgrades For Focus ST And Fiesta ST: Video

    Ford’s semi-official tuner in Europe, Mountune, has released some upgrades for the Focus ST and its smaller Fiesta ST sibling, which see the cars' performance boosted while still being fully covered by Ford’s original factory warranty. The upgrades take between 60 and 90 minutes to...

  • Tanner Foust lapping the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST at the Nurburgring

    Can the punchy little Ford hot hatch match the challenge of the Nordschleife?

  • Ford Fiesta ST GRC
    Ford Fiesta ST Goes Rallycross Testing In Detroit: Video

    The Global Rallycross series is currently on its way to Loudon, New Hampshire after spending a few weeks overseas. The series has several races to take care of stateside before jetting back to Europe for a battle in Germany, but apparently there's a U.S. city feeling a bit left out, and it would...

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, March 2013
    2014 Ford Fiesta ST: 35 MPG Highway

    The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST offers an impressive combination of performance and price, outdoing the Fiat 500 Abarth, Chevy Sonic RS, and Mini Cooper S on the numbers, and, based on our first driving impressions, possibly on the road as well. Ford this morning confirmed several choice statistics about...

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, March 2013
    2014 Ford Fiesta ST first drive review

    The idea of packing a very powerful engine into a very small car—especially a car originally designed with frugality in mind—isn’t by any means a new formula. It’s been done over and over again, over decades, to spice up lineups and add bragging rights. And while some...

  • Tanner Foust's 2013 Rockstar Energy Ford Fiesta ST Global Rallycross car
    Tanner Foust Shows Off His 2013 Ford Fiesta ST Rally Car

    Last month, the 2013 Ford Fiesta ST Global RallyCross race car broke cover at the Chicago Auto Show. Dressed in a generic Ford livery, it was announced that drivers Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan would campaign the 2013 Global RallyCross Championship season behind the wheel of OlsbergsMSE-prepared...

  • Mads Østberg in his 2013 Ford Fiesta rally car
    Mads Østberg Sets New Record For Longest Jump On Snow Using Fiesta Rally Car: Video

    Norwegian rally driver Mads Østberg has entered the record books by completing the longest jump on snow, smashing his previous record set last year. The 25-year-old piloted a current Ford Fiesta WRC car up a ramp and over a distance of 60.48 meters (198.4 feet) to secure the record. In the...

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