Ford Fiesta ST is Top Gear Magazine’s Car of the Year

The latest Ford Fiesta ST has been celebrated as Top Gear Magazine’s Car of the Year 2014 - fantastic news for the model which provides yet another award to line the trophy cabinet of the Blue Oval.

First introduced back in 2008, the more powerful and sportier sibling of the Fiesta was an instant hit, especially with those looking for an adrenaline-pumping driving experience but still wishing to benefit from the practicality and craftsmanship the Fiesta is famous for offering.  It is the latest in a series of awards for the model, which also recently won the Auto Express Best Hot Hatch and Scottish Car of the Year Best Hot Hatch.

It’s a fantastic coup for the model, with some of the other vehicles in the running for the prize including the McLaren P1 supercar – a vehicle which costs 50 times more than the plucky ST. It was a unanimous decision in the end, with those voting describing it as a vehicle which invigorates, excites and rekindles the love of driving. The high praise didn’t stop there, with many also saying that it’s a car which puts a smile on the faces of drivers each and every day.

The raw power of the ST comes from its 180PS 1.6 EcoBoost petrol engine, capable of firing to 62mph from standstill in just 6.9 seconds and featuring a top speed of 139mph. Thanks to its performance-tuned steering, suspension, brakes and enhanced Ford Vectoring Control, Top Gear Magazine say that it is the best handling car on the market! What’s more, this fantastic experience can be yours for as little as £16,995. 

With the Ford Fiesta ST now available from official Ford dealers across the UK, there’s no reason why you can’t come along and experience why it has earned such high praise from the boffins at Top Gear.