More-door hot hatch starts at £18,495 and is expected to account for a quarter of ST sales
Sam Sheehan
26 September 2016

The Ford Fiesta ST five-door has been launched in the UK. Prices start at £18,495, which is £600 more than the three-door’s entry cost.

The five-door hot hatch uses exactly the same drivetrain and chassis set-up as the three-door ST, meaning it comes with a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine that produces 180bhp and 177lb ft of torque.

Its 6.9sec 0-62mph-sprint time is identical to the three-door’s, but the model’s extra mass trims claimed combined economy from 47.9mpg to 46.3mpg and pushes CO2 up by 3g to 141g/km.

The added practicality of the five-door ST is expected to help it account for 25% of all ST sales. In comparison, 64% of sales of the rest of the Fiesta range are for the five-door model.

“Ford has now sold more than 38,000 Fiesta STs in Europe since we introduced the acclaimed hot hatchback in 2013,” said Ford of Europe’s marketing, sales and service vice president Roelant de Waard. “Growing numbers of customers have been asking us for a five-door version, and the new Fiesta ST five-door makes an affordable Ford Performance driving experience accessible to an even greater number of customers.”

Ford’s recently launched and more focused Fiesta ST200 won’t be offered in five-door guise. The next-generation Fiesta will again be available in both three and five-door bodystyles, as revealed by recently spotted development cars.

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26 September 2016
I don't know why they didn't do this sooner. The 5 door ST already existed, we just didn't get it here. I would have bought one last year if it was available. Now, a few months away from the new Fiesta launch, they choose to (finally) offer it here. Strange and dissapointing.

26 September 2016
What took them so long? Near the end of model cycle too.

26 September 2016
I've made a few comments over the years here that this ST always wins the head to head but the reviewers never consider people dropping kids of at school and then having a B road blast to work! Could well be my next car now (instead of a Polo GTi).

 

 

 

26 September 2016
As a lifelong Fast Ford fan who has owned many variants such as Escort XR3i, and RS2000. also convertible, Sierra Sapphire, and Fiesta XR2, I must say the marketing men and women at Ford need to treat their loyal fans with a bit more genuine respect.
When we have new boys Hyundai and Kia upping their game in terms of styling and fittings and materials year on year Ford seem to take for granted the people who buy their cars would do so regardless? How else could you explain the ugly aerials we see stuck on top of these supposedly modern cars? They are failing to realise that modern car buyers look at aesthetics as well as all the other factors when deciding on a car, it was on of the reasons I went away from Ford, despite their good performance for the money Ford has never considered updating their cars according to trend over the years. As with me losing loyal customers is hard to win back. I would buy another Ford if only they could start giving customers good quality looking and feeling vehicles good dynamics are spoiled by poor appearance and lacklustre interiors... Come on Ford it's time to really up your game!

26 September 2016
Factczech wrote:

As a lifelong Fast Ford fan who has owned many variants such as Escort XR3i, and RS2000. also convertible, Sierra Sapphire, and Fiesta XR2, I must say the marketing men and women at Ford need to treat their loyal fans with a bit more genuine respect.
When we have new boys Hyundai and Kia upping their game in terms of styling and fittings and materials year on year Ford seem to take for granted the people who buy their cars would do so regardless? How else could you explain the ugly aerials we see stuck on top of these supposedly modern cars? They are failing to realise that modern car buyers look at aesthetics as well as all the other factors when deciding on a car, it was on of the reasons I went away from Ford, despite their good performance for the money Ford has never considered updating their cars according to trend over the years. As with me losing loyal customers is hard to win back. I would buy another Ford if only they could start giving customers good quality looking and feeling vehicles good dynamics are spoiled by poor appearance and lacklustre interiors... Come on Ford it's time to really up your game!

Ford have no respect for their customers, just contempt. A troop of Baboons would do a better job of running a company.

27 September 2016
I bought my first Ford for 15 years in February and was already regretting it by March. Ford dealers and head office act like Government departments - hugely inefficient and feel as though they are doing you a massive favour just by speaking to you. Crappy warranty too - it's really only a year for most things. Have they not heard of Kia?

I love the car but I'll never deal with Ford themselves ever again, and once this one is out of warranty their rubbish dealers won't be getting any more of my cash.

26 September 2016
Factczech wrote:

As a lifelong Fast Ford fan who has owned many variants such as Escort XR3i, and RS2000. also convertible, Sierra Sapphire, and Fiesta XR2, I must say the marketing men and women at Ford need to treat their loyal fans with a bit more genuine respect.
When we have new boys Hyundai and Kia upping their game in terms of styling and fittings and materials year on year Ford seem to take for granted the people who buy their cars would do so regardless? How else could you explain the ugly aerials we see stuck on top of these supposedly modern cars? They are failing to realise that modern car buyers look at aesthetics as well as all the other factors when deciding on a car, it was on of the reasons I went away from Ford, despite their good performance for the money Ford has never considered updating their cars according to trend over the years. As with me losing loyal customers is hard to win back. I would buy another Ford if only they could start giving customers good quality looking and feeling vehicles good dynamics are spoiled by poor appearance and lacklustre interiors... Come on Ford it's time to really up your game!

I know what you mean. I've had a few quick Ford's over the years, Capri, Orion Ghia inj, RS2000 16v & Sierra GLS. But the modern stuff gut seems so meh!!!!!! The Focus ST estate should be a perfect fast family wagon, but no there's just something about says nah! Funny though I'm more interested in the alleged upcoming Astra GSI.

26 September 2016
I think a few comments here are a bit harsh . Who cares if it has a sticky out aerial, the fact is with the focus rs and ST and fiesta ST , they've got drivers cars at either the top or near the top of their classes. I drove xr3i's and xr2's back in the day and while they looked good they were never a patch on the golf gti's of the day . I'd rather take the ford's of today thanks .

26 September 2016
Two of my previous cars over the past few years would have been these, if they'd actually launched sooner than 6 months before replacement. Muppets.

27 September 2016
I'm pretty sure it has been on sale in the states for ages, so no idea why they haven't bothered to do it over here as well, until now

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