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Old 09-18-2017, 03:38 PM
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2018 Ford Fiesta ST not coming to North America

While the new Ford Fiesta lineup includes the ST hot hatch, it will not be coming to North America. That’s right...

The 2018 Fiesta ST features a 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine, with 200 horsepower and cylinder deactivation, for both enthusiasts and eco maniacs. However, we won’t be getting in any of the fun, and that brings a tear to our eye.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:27 PM
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Did it really do that badly here in the states? That's a bummer.
 
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:40 PM
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yah unfortunately north america is all about cheap cheap cheap for that class.
 
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:28 PM
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As a result, Ford has reconsidered selling not just the ST, but the Fiesta altogether in the North American market. CUVs and SUVs are most likely to blame, as they have been taking over wagons, hatchbacks, and even sedans.
I just don't think North America is interested in small cars, much less a small car in a niche category. For a North American manufacturer to drop a car in North America, that surprised me.

The 2018 Fiesta ST features a 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine, with 200 horsepower and cylinder deactivation, for both enthusiasts and eco maniacs. However, we won’t be getting in any of the fun, and that brings a tear to our eye.
So this car can power down to become an inline-twin? Wow.
 
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That garbage automatic transmission definitely didn't do that car any favors either. In fact I traded in one of those to get my fiesta just to get rid of it. Too much hassle.
 
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:46 AM
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That garbage automatic transmission definitely didn't do that car any favors either. In fact I traded in one of those to get my fiesta just to get rid of it. Too much hassle.
Fiesta ST is/was manual only. Maybe you traded in a non-ST?
 
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I just don't think North America is interested in small cars, much less a small car in a niche category. For a North American manufacturer to drop a car in North America, that surprised me.
The Fiesta is a product of Ford Europe. They develop products for the 1st world, not the backwards armpit known as America in 2017. :D
 
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I'm not surprise that the little turbo Fiesta got chopped from the line up. Like someone mentioned, small market for that car. Not worth keeping. Sucks for us enthusiast that enjoy cars like that.
 
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Originally Posted by mike410b View Post
The Fiesta is a product of Ford Europe. They develop products for the 1st world, not the backwards armpit known as America in 2017. :D
wahahaha! :D
 
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:37 PM
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This doesn't surprise me. Looking on cars.com there are loads of unsold Fiesta ST's out there. Even more regular ones there too. It is sad that a fun little hot hatch can't sell in enough numbers to sustain itself here.

A friend has one & I briefly looked at one along with the Focus ST as I was car shopping. After looking at those my GTI feels like it is carved out of a chunk of solid steel. I also liked the understated styling outside & in of the GTI. The ST twins seemed like snap together model kits in comparison & I couldn't handle the interior look.
 
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