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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

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