Ford first previewed its upcoming Fiesta ST in concept form at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show with a three-door version of the hatch.
Now, Ford has a more production-ready model for the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, it’s a hatchback-variant and will give Ford fans a better taste of the hot hatch.
In Ford’s official press release it states that “The five-door Fiesta ST Concept shows the promise for a globally available performance model.”and goes on to say, “The Fiesta ST Concept shows in the most dramatic way possible that the qualities that define an ST are not limited to one model [the Focus ST]. The potential for delivering the ST experience to an even wider audience is laid bare by this exciting new concept,” he added.
Despite these near-assurances Ford hasn’t officially confirmed production for the Fiesta ST.
Like it’s three-door stablemate the five-door concept gets the same styling treatment with a bespoke front end, aerodynamic bodykit, lowered suspension and flared wheel arches with 17-inch alloy wheels.
The concept uses the same 1.6-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine delivering an output of 135kW and 240Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.
The Fiesta ST 5-door Concept will be joined at the Los Angeles Auto Show by the new 2012 Focus ST and the competition Focus ST-R.