The news adds weight to rumours that an even hotter version of the Fiesta ST is on the way, potentially with the name ST Plus and more than 212bhp on offer.
Although nothing has been confirmed, the car is expected to wear a more aggressive body kit and get sharper chassis settings to match an uprated 1.6-litre turbocharged engine.
Alongside this hot new model, Ford is expected to reveal new Vignale-spec cars. The car maker has remained tight-lipped about exactly which models will receive the luxury treatment, but some industry insiders are pointing to the Galaxy as a likely candidate.
Currently, the only car to have received Vignale treatment is the Mondeo. The new model is expected to gain the same upgrades as the Mondeo, which will include leather seats with massage functions, soft-touch plastics, improved sound insulation, bespoke body trim and more standard equipment for a £4500 premium over the equivalent Titanium model.
Alongside the new models, the facelifted Kuga will also make its European debut at the Geneva show.