Sport + adds motorsport-focused styling touches - but no extra pace
11 March 2010

Ford has announced a new addition to the Fiesta range, the Sport +, which aims to offer increased sportiness but no extra performance.

The car will be available with a choice of either the 118bhp 1.6-litre Duratec petrol engine or the improved 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, now with 94bhp. Both units are currently available in the Fiesta Zetec S.

See the Ford Fiesta Sport + pics

The Sport + gets a full bodykit, featuring a redesigned front bumper, side skirts and a large rear spoiler. The car will available in a choice of two colours: Frozen White with Performance Blue stripes or in Performance Blue with Performance White stripes. Further sporting cues include large alloy wheels as standard (17in on the petrol mode, 16-inchers on the diesel).

The car will be limited to European markets, and based on the three-door Fiesta only. Prices and on-sale dates have yet to be announced.

Karl Berridge

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11 March 2010

Waste of time IMO. It already has the expensive Zetec S and Titanium trim levels for people who want a high-end Fiesta. They really need to add some more powerful engines, as from what I can see its the most underpowered vehicle in its class. The 1.6 TDCi 110 would be a nice addition, and the new 1.6 Ecoboost petrol.

11 March 2010

[quote J400uk]Waste of time IMO. It already has the expensive Zetec S and Titanium trim levels for people who want a high-end Fiesta. They really need to add some more powerful engines, as from what I can see its the most underpowered vehicle in its class. The 1.6 TDCi 110 would be a nice addition, and the new 1.6 Ecoboost petrol.[/quote] I'm not sure whether its a waste of time - seeing the old Fiesta ST and even the Transit with the blue paintwork and white stripes always makes me smile. It looks surprisingly good on this car and probably less "max power" than the Focus RS! The 1.6 is a cracking little engine, though I'm not a fan of the other petrol engines. I'm another person banging on about the fact they need to put the 110bhp (or greater) 1.6 diesel in this car to create a warm diesel hatch. As for the 1.6 ecoboost, that might be a bit too much power? A warmish hatch, 140-160bhp would be great, I doubt they want to get in to a fight with the Polo, Ibiza, Fabia, Clio etc at this point, so they'd have to offer something almost as fun, slower, but cheaper.

11 March 2010

Cynical, Ford, very cynical.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

11 March 2010

It's a bit like Renault's Gordini range. Stripes and kit for a lot more dough. The engines will probably be in the other versions come the 2011 model cars, but I find it interesting that the petrol has the bigger wheels, whilst the more expensive diesel will have the smaller. Logically it must be to help fuel consumption on the oil burner, but cynically, petrol Fiestas aren't selling as well as the Diesel, so they probably figure you'll pay more for an engine, so what's another £100 or so?

11 March 2010

The GB version will be called the S1600 and is based on the petrol 1.6 Zetec S. It'll cost a grand extra over the Zetec S.


11 March 2010

In fact this is the new limited edition Fiesta S1600, to celeberate the recent success of the Fiesta S2000 rally car.

Based on a Zetec S, it is available in Performance blue paint, with white 17" alloys, leather heated sport seats, and GT stripes among many other unique features.

Only 500 in blue and 150 in white

11 March 2010

Apart from the Performance Blue paint, is there anything new here that you can't get already? At least the car in the picture doesnt have that awful privacy glass, that makes it look like a van....

11 March 2010

hmmm dissapointing hows about hurrying up with a proper st variant to take on vauxhalls corsa vxr and renaults cliosport

11 March 2010

[quote TheWizardWeb]It's a bit like Renault's Gordini range. Stripes and kit for a lot more dough. The engines will probably be in the other versions come the 2011 model cars, but I find it interesting that the petrol has the bigger wheels, whilst the more expensive diesel will have the smaller. Logically it must be to help fuel consumption on the oil burner, but cynically, petrol Fiestas aren't selling as well as the Diesel, so they probably figure you'll pay more for an engine, so what's another £100 or so?[/quote]

I very much doubt thats true. Diesels cost more and in small cars are starting to go out of fashion, with petrol coming back in favour. In a Fiesta there is little benefit in buying a diesel anyway unless you do lots of miles.

11 March 2010

A gloriously half hearted effort - Punto Evo Sporting would run rings around it - for looks and go.

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