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Speculation Begins as Ford Fiesta ST Caught Testing in U.S. a Second Time

June 3, 2014

Speculation Begins as Ford Fiesta ST Caught Testing in U.S. a Second Time

Here at Elk Grove Ford, drivers in the greater Sacramento area can stop in and take a closer look at the Ford Focus ST. We've blogged about the Focus ST in this space before, and now that it's finally arrived in our showroom, we must say, the thrills are plentiful. As some of you might know, the ST lineup is supposed to expand starting with the Ford Fiesta ST. Previously, this vehicle was announced as a European-only model, but some recent developments have caused us to believe we might see it in America soon.

The performance charged version of the Ford Fiesta has been spotted twice testing in the United States, fueling tons of speculation with people asking if Ford has changed its mind in regards to bringing the Fiesta ST to the States.

The first sighting of the vehicle was at the Laguna Seca raceway here in California.  At the track, a Ford official was on hand to say that no official decision had been made on where the Fiesta ST would be available. As you might imagine, that got other auto tBlogs and websites chattering. The last sighting was out in the Colorado Rockies, surely testing the performance of the Fiesta ST on some more rugged terrain.

Out in Colorado, you could see that the Fiesta ST sported a redesigned grille, much like the 2013 Ford Fusion, and overall, is a very stylish vehicle. There haven't been official engine specs released for the model yet, but many believe Europe will receive a 1.6-liter EcoBoost that churns out 177 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.

With the success of the Ford Focus ST here at Elk Grove Ford and around the country, we can't see why Ford wouldn't be in favor of adding the Fiesta ST to the new Ford lineup. We'll just have to wait and see, however, so keep up with our blog for the latest information as it comes.

Of course, if you're looking to check out a new Ford, stop in to our location at 9645 Auto Center Drive Elk Grove, CA 95757 and we'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have on all new Ford vehicles, and set up test drives.