Ford is cooking up a hotter Plus version of the Fiesta ST that will make its official premiere in Geneva around three weeks from now.
Ford is rumored to introduce a hotter version of the Fiesta ST during the Geneva Motor Show in early March.
Earlier this year it was reported a range-topping Fiesta RS is “definitively not in the plan”, but now it appears Ford is cooking up a hotter Plus version of the Fiesta ST that will make its official premiere in Geneva around three weeks from now.
While nothing is confirmed yet, Autocar says the model will get a revised 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol unit with more power than the current 182 horsepower (136 kW). Naturally, this means the 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) sprint will be reduced to around 6.7 seconds. Currently, the hot hatch reaches that mark in 6.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 136 mph (220 km/h).
In November last year our photographers spied an interesting Fiesta prototype, featuring larger air intakes in the front bumper and widened wheel arches, while the Blue Oval company is also rumored to install a sharper chassis in the Fiesta ST Plus. We also expect some improvements on the steering and braking systems, too.
Before Geneva, Ford will also reveal “a new vehicle for Europe” later this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Most likely the automaker is teasing the next generation Ka, while the facelifted Kuga also seems like a possibility.