Ford confirms faster Ford Fiesta in the works, Most likely Fiesta RS

Late last year Ford announced plans to launch 12 new models under its high-performance Ford Performance division. We already know that the plan includes the new Focus RS, GT, hotter versions of the Mustang and the F-150 Raptor, but now Ford has confirmed that a hotter Fiesta is also in the works.

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Late last year Ford announced plans to launch 12 new models under its high-performance Ford Performance division. We already know that the plan includes the new Focus RS, GT, hotter versions of the Mustang and the F-150 Raptor, but now Ford has confirmed that a hotter Fiesta is also in the works.

Currently the Fiesta ST is the top version of the Fiesta, but Ford Performance manager Tyrone Johnson recently confirmed to Autocar that a higher-performance Fiesta is in the works. Johnson wouldn’t confirm if it will be badged as an RS or just replace the current ST, but he did state that it will be based on the current chassis when it arrives in the next two and half years.

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Johnson also confirmed that the Fiesta ST diesel is going to get a Powershift dual-clutch automatic later this year, but Ford hasn’t decided if the gas-powered ST will get the same transmission.

Source: Autocar