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Design executive says Fiesta ST is powerful enough

Design executive says Fiesta ST is powerful enough.

First Drive

America's Ford hot hatch dreams are ending, but not Europe's

The driving style required to get the most out of a Fiesta ST requires braking late into the corner to turn the car on its nose. Which sounds fun until you start dwelling on the potential consequences of running out of hairpin to play on, there being little more than a curb-height wall between you and oblivion. The ability not to worry about that is what separates rally champions such as Ogier from the rest of us, but the ST successfully offers a sense of that driving style to those with average

Rumormill

Is this when we start hearing about fun Fords for everyone but us?

Now that Ford's hacking its U.S. car lineup down to the Mustang and the not-exactly-a-car Focus Active, we'll spend awhile getting to read about hot cars for other markets. First up: Motoring predicts that Ford is finally preparing a Fiesta RS. We've had four years of rumors about the super-hot hatch with nothing to show — or we could cite 14 years of hankering if we go back to the 2004 Fiesta RS concept. Motoring believes this time's for real because when it asked Ford Performance Europe

Official

When the Transit Connect is just too darn big

There are many ways in which Europe and America are very different, and apparently one of those differences is what constitutes a van. In America, our commercial vans don't really get any smaller than a Ford Transit Connect or a Nissan NV200. But in Europe, Ford will now sell you a Fiesta Van. It pretty much constitutes a three-door Fiesta with blank panels where the rear windows would be.

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Eight Ford Performance vehicles on one track.

You even get to watch an F-150 Raptor tackle a corner.

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Pour one out for a terrific little hot hatch.

Get the current Fiesta ST while you can.

Recalls

Several models are affected, from Fiesta ST to Lincoln MKZ.

Over 200,000 cars included in each recall.

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The new Ford Fiesta ST was revealed today ahead of the full debut in Geneva. The hot hatch has a 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

Geneva

Smaller engine, same power (or more, depending on how you count).

Nearly 200 horsepower from 1.5-liters.

Teased
ETC

You might have lusted after this one-of-a-kind car at an auto show. We did.

One-off cars don't usually escape from auto shows. This one did.

Official

Ford adds customized Fiesta and Focus models to its SEMA lineup.

Ford even modified the already-insane Focus RS.

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Leaked photos of the 2017 Porsche Panamera, and spy shots of the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Fiesta ST. Senior Producer Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

Spy Shots

There are only tiny hints in these spy photos about this car's hotter nature.

If Ford is really prepping a next-generation Fiesta ST, its first prototypes is as low-key as possible.

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And the G550 doesn't even need pavement to do it.

Want to see what humbling looks like? Watch this Mercedes G-Wagen blow the doors off a Ford Fiesta ST without even setting a wheel on pavement.

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The aging Ford Fiesta ST takes on the latest Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy and the upscale Mini JCW in a hot-hatch grudge match in the latest video from Carfection.

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