197 horsepower. 214 lb-ft of torque. Five doors and a useable back seat? Perhaps I spoke too soon about the Fiat Abarth.
This is said to be the first look at the North American spec Ford Fiesta ST. It’s expected to return 34 mpg on the highway thanks to a tuned-up 1.6L Ecoboost and a 6-speed manual gearbox. Aside from the cosmetic changes, a bespoke stability control system, torque-vectoring and quicker steering should help make the Fiesta a potent little hot hatch. We’ll get all the details Wednesday.