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WHATIS IT? Ford Fi­esta ST

WHYTHE FUSS An­other pocket rocket from the blue oval WHEN’S IT HERE? Late 2012 HOW­MUCH? About $25,000 THE Ford Fi­esta is a beaut lit­tle baby that also comes with an Eco­netic green tick in Aus­tralia. How­ever, in fu­ture it will have a go-fast op­tion to take on the Volk­swa­gen Polo GTI. Work is well ad­vanced on the ST, with a 1.6-litre 130kW Eco­Boost turbo petrol en­gine. It will be ready for Europe late this year and Aus­tralia in 2012. Reg­u­lar Fi­es­tas sold in Aus­tralia are built in Thai­land but the hot ST is likely to be built in Europe.

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