2022 Ford Fiesta ST facelift: Torque boost for 1.5L turbo triple

The 2022 Ford Fiesta ST has the same facelift as its lesser siblings and its 1.5L turbo 3-cylinder engine has been given a torque bump.

The 1.5L turbo I3 has 147kW (197hp) as before, but torque has been increased to 320Nm (236 lb-ft) — up from 280Nm (207 lb-ft).

A 6-speed manual is still the only transmission option, so auto/DSG fans will have to look elsewhere. The FWD hot hatch has a 0-100km/h time of 6.5s, and a top speed of 230km/h (143mph).

Like other models in the Ford Fiesta range, the ST has new grille, headlamps, hood, tinted taillights, and bumpers. The interior now has digital instruments, and the Recaro branded seats have been replaced by Ford designed seats.

There’s also a new lime green paint option.