What makes the Ford Fiesta ST the most exciting hot hatch around?

January 24, 2017 9:02 am | sunshineford.com.au

Have you ever driven a hot hatch? They're great fun, and can really change your mind about the whole daily driving experience. It doesn't have to be boring and stuffy when you're sitting in traffic. You should be able to listen to either your music, or your exhaust – not a possibility when you're driving a regular businessperson's car.

Take things to the next level, and change your quiet, mature car for something exciting and fiery. Take a look at the Ford Fiesta ST.

Why might a hot hatch spice your life up?

When you fire up your current car, does it make your hairs stand on end? Does the exhaust note rumble and shake your garage, or speed up the beat of your heart? If not, you aren't driving an exciting car. The exhaust note of the Ford Fiesta ST will make you love driving. You might even start your car up every now and then just to listen to the engine!

The block produces 134 kilowatts of power and 240 Nm of torque – that's a whole lot for a small car. It's light too, so it won't guzzle the gas, using only 6.2 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. Driving to work, and sitting in heavy traffic, won't cost you an arm and a leg.

How comfortable is it?

As the Ford Fiesta ST is a hatchback and it's low to the ground, you might expect it to be uncomfortable, unwieldy in the cabin and difficult to sit in for hours on end. You'd be wrong.

Take this car on a road trip, and you'll be able to experience just how good it really is. It'll handle smoothly around tight bends, and you won't feel it throwing you around inside the cabin. The suspension in the car is brilliant and tight, but not so stiff that you feel like you're behind the wheel of a rally car. You still get some creature comforts in this hot hatch!

Recaro sports seats, for example, transform the interior into something out of a race car, but you'll also get all the electronic extras you could ever need.

A hot hatch has to be fast, light, responsive, small and of course, great to look at. The Ford Fiesta ST is all of those things, and it would look fabulous sitting in your driveway. To take one for a test drive and really see how much fun it is, head into the Sunshine Automotive Ford dealership in Queensland today.