Ford certainly teased us last year by bringing a five-door Fiesta ST concept to the Los Angeles Auto Show. Shortly thereafter, the production Euro-spec three-door ST was revealed in Geneva, but Ford's lips were still sealed about whether or not the pint-sized hot hatch would make its way to the United States.

Speaking to AutoGuide recently at an event in California, Ford Marketing Manager Steve Ling stated that "the Fiesta is the next to get the [ST] treatment." That said, when Motor Trend reached out to Ford for comment, a representative from the automaker simply stated that a decision had not yet been made for other markets, including North America.

In Europe, the Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, good for 177 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Assuming the car is green-lit for U.S. consumption, we don't expect those numbers to change. All we can say for now is, cross your fingers.


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      stumpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      i just want the 3 door!!!!!
      Waltzon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes, please. How about something nuts from the RS catalog while we are at it?
      Jim R
      • 2 Years Ago
      Doo eeet...
      Peter Foglia
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear Ford: As a shareholder and small car enthusiast, I say Just Do It
      Viktor
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this comes in under $22,000 and is available by summer 2013, this will be my next car. Love the idea of a light sporty hatchback! All these 3200+ lbs hatchbacks just feel too heavy for my tastes.
      Jack
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is great news! Focus ST's are also finally starting to show up at dealers, mine gets built next week!
      Wyrmdog
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Focus ST and GTI have been sitting pretty at or near the top of my want list for a while (they have company, but that's neither here nor there)...but if I'm feeling cheap or pinched when the time comes to buy, this sure looks good. Except... ...WHERE IS MY 3-DOOR ST?!?!?! Seriously...if this and/or the Focus ST came in 3-door I would likely not even have GTI thought bubbles when I consider my next car. =P
      chromal
      • 2 Years Ago
      had this been around in summer 2010, I might have bought it instead of a Mazda3 sSport hatchback. Would like to hear more details, though, including the manual transmission setup.
      Proghog
      • 2 Years Ago
      It actually looks nicer than the Focus ST, but I also like the styling of the Focus RS vs the Focus ST.
      That Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's hope Ford does something right for once and keeps that offensively ugly POS Fiesta Sanitary Towel off our shores. The regular, very ugly Fiesta has always struggles to have any sort of decent sales...focus on that and not bringing an uglier Fiesta with a body kit over here. It's overpriced as it is...a more expensive one isn't going to help...hasn't worked for the Flex, Explorer, Taurus, etc.
        Shayne Wolfe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @That Guy
        Why is it I see you negatively commenting on every post about a Ford? Guessing its the only way you get a boner..... Dude, dont be "that guy."
        Classic_Engr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @That Guy
        Poor "That Guy". Still bitter, still angry, still a douche.
        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @That Guy
        I kinda disagree on the sales. My girlfriend and I went to South Padre Island last weekend, and on the way down there from my hometown near Houston, I cannot begin to tell you how many Fiesta's I saw. I was actually surprised. My girlfriend has a Fiesta HB and its a neat little car. A lot more room than I would have thought. Actually, the back seat seemed to have around the same..if not more room than my 12 Focus HB had. I think this car will sell well, and may even help to boost sales. People will want the ST but not everypone can afford it. What is the next best thing? The trim line just below it.
          That Guy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jesus!
          Fleet sales are cool! Serisouly...the fiesta has been mediocre at best...both in sales and compared to the other tin cans in it's class.
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford. Hey, Ford. People over here on this side of the pond DO WANT THE 3-DOOR HATCH. It does look a ton better, and especially on the high performance version of a car like the ST, a lot of people are willing to sacrifice some practicality for aesthetics. BRING OVER THE 3-DOOR ST. IT WILL SELL. I suppose I won't complain too hard if they just bring over the 5-door ST. As long as the ST makes it to America. But I would be much, much happier if the 3-door ST made it over as well.
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @domingorobusto
        Yeah -- seems kind of odd to me that you can pick a Fiesta 5-door hatch or a Focus 5-door hatch in N. America, but no 3-door. *Yes, I realize these are different segments -- but in America they're both small cars.
          timbrands
          • 2 Years Ago
          @The Wasp
          With small cars like this, with 2 doors (+hatch) the back seat is nearly inaccessible. Shoulder harnesses, seat air bags, baby seats, etc. it's a lot more difficult than 4 doors. Since Americans seem to prefer sedans, we got our own exclusive 4 door sedan instead of the 3 door hatch. You know if they did a 3 door someone will insist on a 2 door coupe! Then there's the estate wagon!!!
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      By bringing the Focus ST over, Ford has shown us that they are the first American car company to understand what young Americans have wanted since the Japanese kicked their asses from LA to DC. We want fun, cheap, tossable cars, we want hot hatches, we want spirited engines, sharp styling, and just enough usable space inside. Bringing the Fiesta ST will solidify the One Ford plan and give us an even more affordable option to choose over the GTI, WRX, MS3, Si, etc. Please bring it over!
        AcidTonic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Nope, still waiting on the real AWD 300hp+ car with a manual transmission. When Americans get AWD, it's crappy Haldex based. Never have I seen a proper full-time AWD system since Chrysler rebranded the Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX. So even then it wasn't really their system but instead a rebranding of the superior foreign tech. The closest Americans EVER got is the Escort Cosworth and the Ford RS200. Since then the Evo/STI has shat all over every single small car Americans make. You the car is awesome when the only problems are how expensive it is to both purchase, drive, and maintain. When the limitation is money you always get the best car. Other haters just can't accept it and tell themselves their mid-tier car is just as good. Or they will say your race car rattles..... yeah no one cares in this segment.
          AcidTonic
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AcidTonic
          Typo: you know the car is awesome when.....
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AcidTonic
          they do care, they also know how to keep a business profitable and afloat.....
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