Ford to unveil 5-door Fiesta ST Concept at LA Auto Show

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Nov 7, 2011
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After revealing the three-door Fiesta ST Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, Ford is now headed to the Los Angeles Auto Show--this time to show off the five-door Fiesta ST Concept.

"With a racing silhouette inspired by global Fiesta race and rally cars currently competing on the world stage, and influenced by the unique appearance of the all-new Focus ST, the new Fiesta ST Concept is an exciting demonstration of the road-going Fiesta's potential," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president for global product development.

According to Ford, with its Fiesta RS World Rally car and Fiesta Rallycross cars demonstrating the potential of its global small car in international motorsport events, it's the perfect time for Ford "to offer customers a glimpse of what is technically possible with the road-going Fiesta."

The five-door Fiesta ST Concept uses the same 1.6-liter Ford EcoBoost gasoline engine that powers its three-door counterpart. Paired to the same six-speed manual transmission, the power output it yields is at 180hp and 240Nm of torque.

Even the styling of the five-door version is similar to the three-door Fiesta ST Concept--from the large, distinctive trapezoidal grille that echoes the one used by the Focus ST up front to the diffuser design and twin-exit exhaust at the rear. Completing the package is a lowered stance, widened wheel arches filled with 17-inch alloy wheels and full ST body kit that mirrors the styling of the Ford Fiesta WRC competition car.

"With the Focus ST we promised to deliver uncompromised sports performance and styling to a truly global audience for the first time, without sacrificing Ford's key values of quality, green, safe and smart," said Jost Capito, Ford director for global performance vehicles. "With the Fiesta ST Concept, we are demonstrating that our global performance plan has legs."

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