Ford, as an automotive manufacturer, is a name that has, over the years, been synonymous with North American muscle cars. In fact, this spring, the practically ubiquitous Ford Mustang celebrated its 50th anniversary in the exact same way it was introduced; Ford had a current model car on display on the observation deck of the Empire State building. Over the years, various models of Mustang became symbols of brute horsepower – straight line acceleration for the standing quarter mile.
But almost quietly, under the radar, thanks in no small part to European influence, Ford has managed to introduce two performance-oriented hatchbacks into their line up. Introducing the Ford Fiesta ST and its slightly bigger cousin, the Focus ST. Both reasonably-priced, fun to drive, decked out vehicles for the driving enthusiast. Both vehicles have turned their category upside down since their introduction.
Consider the Fiesta ST and its clean-stylized lines. Did we mention 197-horsepower from a 1.6L EcoBoost® I-4 engine mated to a responsive 6-speed manual transmission, race-inspired aluminum pedals with ST-unique wheels, sport-tuned suspension trim and a unique sporty interior including leather-trimmed Recaro seats? The list of standard features and equipment is impressive – as is the suggested starting MSRP of $24,999.
If you are looking for something a little bigger with a touch more “oomph!” then perhaps the Focus ST is for you. Here the starting MSRP is $29,999. Many of the features available on the Fiesta are built into this quality package including, but not limited to: a 2.0L high-output EcoBoost I-4 turbocharged engine generating 252-horsepower with 270 lb-ft of torque and a short-throw six-speed manual transmission; MacPherson strut independent front sport-tuned suspension; 4-wheel disc ABS brakes with electronic brake assist and 18-inch Y-spoke aluminum wheels.
Ford’s engineers have taken standard, well-appointed vehicles appealing to a broad demographic and turned them into enthusiasts’ cars, meant to be driven.
So if you are ready to add a little spice into your life, come on down to Heaslip Ford at18 Main Street South in Hagersville. They are committed to you, the consumer and automotive enthusiast to provide the best vehicle line up and service department for all your vehicle needs. Call 1-866-980-3511 – or drive in, and enjoy a complimentary coffee.