Look out Hyundai i20 N, the Ford Fiesta ST back.
Ford has revealed pricing for the 2022 Fiesta ST, which touches down in Australia during the first quarter of 2022.
The new Fiesta will pack new technology such as a digital instrument cluster when it arrives, but it also loses some kit that was standard on its predecessor. Gone are blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, along with AM radio for 2022.
“The 2022 Fiesta ST will no longer be fitted with AM Radio from the 2022 model year, as AM radio is being phased out in Europe. The vehicles affected represent 0.5% of our total Australian sales,” a Ford spokesperson told CarExpert.
“We understand that this will cause inconvenience to some of our customers, however the vast majority of these vehicles are used mostly in metropolitan areas,” the spokesperson said.
“Due to current semi-conductor related supply issues, and in order to allow customers to receive their vehicles without additional delay, Australian-delivered Fiesta ST vehicles will not be produced with BLIS or rear cross-traffic alert. We will continue to monitor the semi-conductor supply situation.”
The car has gained new in-house sports seats with electric adjustment, matrix LED headlights with anti-dazzle high-beam, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster for 2022. The 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine now has 30Nm more torque than before, although peak power has stayed put at 147kW.
- 2022 Ford Fiesta ST: $33,490 before on-road costs (+$1200)
A black painted roof is a $500 option, and metallic paint adds $650 to the list price.
The 2022 Ford Fiesta ST is available exclusively with a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine producing 147kW and 320Nm and mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Power is sent to the front wheels through a mechanical limited-slip differential.
The 2022 Ford Fiesta ST consumes 6.3L/100km on the combined cycle.
It requires 95 RON premium unleaded fuel.
The 2022 Ford Fiesta ST measures 4068mm long, 1469mm tall and 1735mm wide, with a 2493mm wheelbase.
Total boot space is 311L.
The 2022 Ford Fiesta ST has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP, but the standard Fiesta has a five-star rating based on testing carried out in 2017.
It scored 87 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 64 per cent for pedestrian protection, and 60 per cent for safety assist.
It comes standard with autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning and pedestrian and cyclist detection, traffic sign detection, anti-lock brakes, and front, front-side and curtain airbags.
Ford has removed blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert for 2022.
The 2022 Ford Fiesta ST requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
In addition to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Ford offers four years of capped-price servicing. The first four services have a maximum price of $299.
The 2022 Ford Fiesta ST comes standard with the following features:
- Mechanical limited-slip differential
- Launch control
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite navigation (live traffic updates)
- 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument cluster
- 10-speaker premium sound system
- DAB+ digital radio
- Matrix LED headlights with adaptive high-beam
- Selectable drive modes
- Leather and suede upholstery
- Electrically-adjustable Ford Performance sports seats
- Proximity entry with push-button start
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel, handbrake and shifter
- Cruise control
- Ambient lighting
- Single-zone automatic climate control
- Alloy pedals
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
The Fiesta ST is available in the following colours:
- Frozen White
- Race Red
- Mean Green
- Magnetic Grey
- Moondust Silver
- Boundless Blue
- Agate Black
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