Next-Gen Ford Fiesta ST To Be Equipped With New 1-Litre Engine

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Ford's future hatchbacks sound really interesting as the US car manufacturer sheds some light on the next generation of Fiesta ST.

The performance version of the current Fiesta ST model is likely to get an updated version of the company's new 1-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engine.

The current model Fiesta ST is powered by the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. The new engines are considered as the next logical step from Ford.

The powerful version of the 1-litre EcoBoost engine is currently producing 138bhp. But Ford has been developing the 1-litre mill and even showcased a 202bhp version.

Ford have already stated that it will halve the production of the four-cylinder engine plant in Bridgend UK.

Ford Europe Head of Small Cars, Darren Palmer said, ""We're seeing more and more of what we can do with the 1.0-litre engine in development and the signs are promising."

He added, "It's a great engine - it sounds brilliant and there's loads of torque when the turbo comes on boost, so we're looking into things for the next ST."

The next-gen Ford Fiesta is one of the crucial models for the company and the development team is heavily focusing on the chassis tuning.

Palmer further said, "There's still a huge demand for the ST - we've seen that with the current ST200. But we want to offer more, so expect more performance and efficiency."

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