New range sits below full-blown ST models, adding lowered suspension and sporty design

Ford has launched a new ST-Line range for its Fiesta and Focus models, adding Ford Performance-inspired design and sports suspension that lowers each car by 10mm.

ST-Line cars are essentially a halfway house between regular models and full-blown ST versions and come as an answer to Renault’s GT-Line and Vauxhall’s VX-Line.

Heading the list of upgrades for both models are 17in alloy wheels painted in Rock Metallic Grey, a honeycomb front grille and dark surrounds for the foglights. A lip spoiler is also added to the front bumper of the Fiesta, while the Focus gets a new bumper insert.

Inside, both models feature sports seats with red stitching and a perforated leather ST-inspired steering wheel. There’s also an ST-inspired gearknob, a dark, woven headlining and a set of ST-Line kick plates.

At launch, the ST-Line Fiesta range includes 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol models with up to 138bhp and the 94bhp 1.5 TDCi diesel. ST-Line Focus models include the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine with up to 123bhp and the 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol unit with up to 182bhp.

Ford says two more engines are due to be added to the range in the coming months.

Prices for the Fiesta ST-Line kick off at £15,645, which is £251 more than the equivalent Titanium. The Focus ST-Line starts at £20,595, or £250 more than the equivalent Titanium.

Order books are open now, with first deliveries expected later this summer.

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2 June 2016
Surely just a Zetec S with added insurance costs due to the ST badging?

2 June 2016
GT-Line, VX-Line, S-Line, R-Line, (maybe M-Sport even?) ... taken Ford a while to join the party.

2 June 2016
This is just a Zetec S with a new name. But I prefer Zetec S as it actually has some relevance to Ford. And what is it with all these mock sporting models? Nice idea to have something part way between the cooking models and the full fat sporting models but all these 'line' models seem to offer is bits to appeal to people's vanity rather than anything much to improve the driving experience.

2 June 2016
Just noticed, there's also FR-Line, GT-Line. Is there a Nismo-line yet? I can well understand some buyers want the style, but may not be too bothered about the driving. Could well find too that their average journey length is under 15 miles, in busy traffic below 40mph speed limits.

2 June 2016
Will86 wrote:

This is just a Zetec S with a new name. But I prefer Zetec S as it actually has some relevance to Ford. And what is it with all these mock sporting models? Nice idea to have something part way between the cooking models and the full fat sporting models but all these 'line' models seem to offer is bits to appeal to people's vanity rather than anything much to improve the driving experience.

Perhaps people like the styling of the faster modes but are unable to justify their running costs and bigger engines. Nothing wrong with that and I certainly don't think it's down to vanity - it's down to what the driver likes.


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2 June 2016
If a driver likes a vanity product is that not down to vanity?! All they have done is re-named the zetec s range to st line. For me it's just watered down the st brand. The zetec s was good as it showed you had a sporty looking car with its own identity of sorts. This is just the same as sticking an m5 badge on the back of your 520d

2 June 2016
If a driver likes a vanity product is that not down to vanity?! All they have done is re-named the zetec s range to st line. For me it's just watered down the st brand. The zetec s was good as it showed you had a sporty looking car with its own identity of sorts. This is just the same as sticking an m5 badge on the back of your 520d

3 June 2016
@Ridnufc

It is not the same as putting an M5 badge on a 520d. It is actually copying what BMW have done dor years with their M-Sport badges.

3 June 2016
I'm the sort of person that these ST-line models will appeal to. My motoring is predominantly short local journeys, with lots of congestion and traffic calmed streets. Thus,there's no point in me paying the running costs of a larger engined vehicle, but I prefer the sports trims both inside and out, and it makes the car a bit more interesting. I don't know where vanity comes into it.

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