Ford's new ST Line for the Fiesta supermini and Focus compact hatchback is all show without the extra go.

If the regular versions don’t look sporty enough and you’re not willing to pay the significant premium that comes with the ST versions, Ford has something to bridge the gap between the two. It’s called the ST Line and adds a series of visual upgrades, starting with the front fascia which gains a honeycomb design for the trapezoidal grille, dark fog lamp surrounds, and a bumper lip spoiler if you go for the Fiesta or a bumper insert for the Focus.

Both cars ride on bespoke 17-inch metallic grey wheels and adopt a black beltline together with ST Line badging and a roof-mounted spoiler. To spice things up even further, both the Fiesta and Focus have received a rear diffuser element.

Stepping inside the cabin, there are sport seats with red stitching, perforated-leather wrapped steering wheel with grey stitching, along with ST-style gear knob, scuff plates, and a dark woven headliner.

Available for the three- and five-door Fiesta, the ST Line can be had with the turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine in 100-, 125-, and 140-hp versions with a five-speed manual gearbox. Ford U.K. is also selling the supermini with a 95-hp 1.5-liter TDCI hooked up to a five-speed manual transmission.

As for the Focus ST Line, you can get it with the 125-hp version of the 1.0-liter engine or with the larger 1.5-liter EcoBoost that comes in 150 hp and 182 hp flavors. There’s also the aforementioned turbodiesel 1.5-liter, but in this case you get the 120-hp configuration or you can upgrade to the 150-hp 2.0-liter TDCI. Depending on engine choice, Ford is selling the Focus ST Line with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

Besides the Fiesta and Focus, the Blue Oval company mentions two additional models will receive the ST Line treatment before the year’s end. Two possible candidates include the Mondeo and the recently facelifted Kuga.

Source: Ford

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