What's new in the Ford world?
The order books recently opened on the muchanticipated Mk8 Fiesta ST, with prices starting under £19,000. ST-1 spec is available at this price, offering selectable driving modes, Recaro seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and uprated ST suspension, along with all the toys: electric heated door mirrors, SYNC3 DAB radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control and Lane-Keeping Alert. Levelling up to ST-2 (£19,995 3-door; £20,645 5-door) adds climate control, heated seats, premium B&O audio and an 8in touchscreen, while ST-3 spec (£21,495 3-door; £22,145 5-door) gets 18in wheels, red brake calipers, sat-nav, rain-sensing wipers and the Driver Assistance pack. The ST-2 and ST-3 also have the option of the Performance Pack, which will add a Quaife limited-slip differential, launch control and performance shift light for £850.
Customer deliveries have already begun – Rob at SCC Performance was the first UK customer to receive a Mk8 ST, and it’ll be interesting to see what he does with it!
See what we thought of our time behind the wheel over on page 24...
Rob at SCC Performance was one of the first to order a new ST and has already taken delivery of his Mk8