Ford says the new ST3 satisfies demand for a higher-specification car
This higher-spec ST3 sits at the top of the Fiesta ST range
New equipment on the car includes DAB radio and satellite navigation
Rear parking sensors are also available as an option
The new ST3 maintains the old car's 0-62mph time of 6.9 seconds
The new car is available in a choice of five colours
Priced at £19,250, the new flagship Fiesta ST3 gets DAB and sat-nav as standard, keyless entry, cruise control, auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dim rear-view mirror, power-fold door mirrors and automatic climate control. Rear parking sensors are also available as a £250 option.
The ST range starts at £17,250, with the current ST2 priced at £18,250. Ford says that, in total, there is around £1400 of extra equipment fitted to the new car.
Ford says the ST2 accounts for 90 per cent of Fiesta ST sales and there is demand for a higher-spec version. The ST3 has the same 180bhp 1.6 turbo engine and performance as the ST and ST2, and can reach 62mph in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 139mph. CO2 emissions are rated at 138g/km, while economy sits at 47.9mpg.
A choice of five exterior colours will be available, mated to two interior colour schemes.
Ford says it has sold 6250 Fiesta STs since the new model was launched a year ago, around 20 per cent more than originally forecast.
Additional reporting by Darren Moss