Australian News - September 16, 2021

Ford Unveils Confident Updated Fiesta ST

Ford has revealed the updated Fiesta ST, featuring confident, fresh styling and an enhanced technology package making the compact hot hatch more future-ready than ever.

A bold, distinctive exterior takes Fiesta’s expressive design to a new level, with more road presence and unique styling elements as well as an expanded range of exterior colours.

Latest-generation technologies help ensure the Fiesta ST is better-equipped than ever for intelligent, connected driving experiences. For the first time, LED headlights are introduced with advanced Matrix LED technology available that offers Glare-Free High Beam functionality and can also adapt headlight beam patterns for better visibility in challenging conditions. 1

The updated Fiesta ST also introduces a 12.3-inch digital instrument display that helps drivers stay informed. Local Hazard Information 1 makes its Fiesta debut among a suite of sophisticated driver assistance technologies.

“Fiesta ST is a small car with real personality. It’s the car for people who love to drive, and who enjoy a hot hatch with expressive styling,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford of Australia. “Our latest Fiesta ST takes this to another level, and adds even more of the technology that we know our Australian customers love.”

Fresh design, more personality 

New exterior styling in Fiesta ST includes a bonnet design that increases the height of the nose, combined with larger upper grilles. The Ford “blue oval” badge is now displayed within the grille, rather than on the bonnet lip.

Standard LED headlights contribute to the confident, modern design language of Fiesta ST, while at the rear, the taillights receive new black surrounds for a more sophisticated appearance.

Two new exterior colours complement the revised exterior styling – Boundless Blue and ST-signature Mean Green.

Ford Performance DNA

A fresh exterior design incorporates a more aggressive fascia appearance, with honeycomb upper and lower grilles alongside large lower side vents. Fiesta ST upper grille and side vents finished in distinctive Chrystaline Grey, and the aero-optimised lower lip spoiler, side skirts, rear hatch spoiler and rear diffuser are finished in body colour. Standard 18-inch alloy wheels feature a dark Magnetite finish.

New Performance Seats have been developed in-house specifically to provide even greater support during high-performance driving and additional comfort on the road. An integrated headrest and 14-way adjustment help drivers find their ultimate driving position, with distinctive red contrast stitching and Sensico trim for a premium feel. A flat-bottomed sport steering wheel and a matte carbon-effect foil with red detailing adds further sporty character to the cabin.

Fiesta ST features a 1.5litre EcoBoost engine, which provides 147kW at 6,000 rpm while peak torque has increased from 290 Nm to 320 Nm between 1,600 rpm to 4,000 rpm. Patented, cold-formed force vectoring springs and Tenneco twin-tube front dampers endow the Fiesta ST with sharp turn-in and high levels of body control, while the Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential further enhances traction and cornering agility.

In addition to the Normal and Sport Drive Modes, Fiesta ST also features a Track mode, which disables traction control and sets ESC to wide-slip mode for circuit driving.

Confident, Comfortable, Connected Technologies

Updated Fiesta ST introduces driving technologies designed to increase comfort, confidence and convenience for the drivers and passengers in scenarios from city driving to highway cruising.

For the first time, Fiesta ST will be fitted with Matrix LED headlights, which adapt their beams according to the driving scenario. 1 Manoeuvring Light and Bad-Weather Light functions are triggered when the vehicle sensors detect a low-speed manoeuvring attempt or the activation of windscreen wipers, and automatically adjust the beam pattern to help the driver see more clearly. Glare-Free High Beam uses a front-mounted camera to detect oncoming traffic and create a “glare-free spot” within the beam pattern by blocking those rays that would otherwise shine in the eyes of other road-users. The technology enables increased use of high beam to maximise night-time driving visibility while helping to reduce the risk of dazzling other drivers.

A 12.3-inch, fully-configurable TFT digital instrument cluster is introduced to Fiesta ST, giving drivers the ability to personalise and prioritise information displays including navigation notifications. The cluster features uniquely-themed displays to correspond with selected Drive Modes, and a separate area for high-priority information such as driver assistance technologies.

Technologies designed to prevent or mitigate the effect of collisions with other road users include Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert and Active Braking, 1 Lane-Keeping Aid 1 and Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking. 1

Advanced connectivity features also help Fiesta ST customers enjoy stress-free ownership experiences. Standard FordPass Connect modem technology 2 allows a selection of convenient features to be controlled remotely using the FordPass app.  Customers can operate Door Lock/Unlock, Vehicle Locator, and Vehicle Status for checking fuel level, alarm status, tyre pressures, oil life and more.3

Fiesta ST’s connectivity provides Live Traffic updates 4 for the available navigation system and also enables Local Hazard Information, 1 which can inform drivers of a hazardous situation on the road ahead even if the incident is not visible due to a bend in the road or other vehicles.

Plus, the available SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system 5 allows drivers to control audio, navigation and connected smartphones using simple voice commands. The system delivers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility 6 and is supported by an 8-inch central touchscreen with pinch and swipe functionality, as well as the ability to display a 180degree image from the available rear-view camera.

Another feature of SYNC 3 is Rear Occupant Alert, designed to help drivers avoid leaving children or pets in their vehicle by reminding them to check the back seats when the rear doors have been opened at the start of a journey.

Further available premium features include wireless charging pad for smartphones and a B&O Sound System with 10-speakers, an integrated subwoofer and a 575-watt Digital Signal Processing Amplifier to deliver selectable Surround Sound.7

The 2022 Fiesta ST will be available in Australia from Q1 2022.

Driver-assist features are supplemental to and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgement and need to control the vehicle. May not operate in some driving and road conditions (including at certain speeds) or adverse weather.
2 Use of FordPass is subject to the FordPass Terms and Privacy Policy and the Connected Vehicle Terms and Privacy Policy available on and requires a compatible mobile device, internet access and software (including software updates from time to time). The user is responsible for internet access, mobile network data and voice call services required for use of the FordPass App on their mobile device, including associated fees. The FordPass App and FordPass Connect modem can only work when both are connected to the telecommunications network. Ford cannot guarantee that FordPass will always be in fully operating condition and the FordPass App may be unavailable or particular FordPass services interrupted. Ford is not responsible for any limitations or restrictions of the telecommunications network or of the user’s mobile device
3 Vehicle Locator only available when Vehicle Location setting is on.
4 Live traffic updates included with FordPass Connect for three years, commencing on the Ford Express New Vehicle Warranty start date.
5 Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. For compatibility, see
6Apple CarPlay / Android Auto requires phone with compatible version of Apple iOS / Android™ (as applicable), active data service, and connection cable (sold separately). SYNC® does not control Apple CarPlay / Android Auto while in use. Apple / Google and other third parties are responsible for their respective functionality. Message and data rates may apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free, iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries. Android Auto and Google Maps are trademarks of Google Inc. Ford Applink® is available on selected SYNC® models and is compatible with select smartphone platforms. Warning: Local laws prohibit some phone functions while driving. Check your local road rules before using these functions.
7 BANG & OLUFSEN™ and B&O™ are registered trademarks of Bang & Olufsen Group. Licensed by Harman Becker Automotive Systems Manufacturing Kft. All rights reserved.