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Ford Fiesta news - Fiesta ST? - 2008

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More excitement from China - of the
automotive sort, rather than the torch-wrestling, monk-slapping kind - in the
shape of the new Ford Fiesta at the Beijing Auto Show.

We saw the three-door version of Ford’s Verve-inspired supermini back in Geneva, but this is the
five-door in ‘S’ trim.

OK, it doesn’t amount to a whole lot more
- beyond the extra doors, you get a tricksy, aftermarket-style rear wing and
some nice aluminium inserts on the front grille - but at least it gives us some
idea of what the ST (or even RS, perhaps?) version of the new Fiesta could look

Damn good, in other words. Ford tells us
that the paintjob is Passion Orange, but you’ll also be able to choose from
Randy Purple and Horny Green. We made up the last two.

The Fiesta
will be launched in the UK at the end of this year (in normal garden guise,
mind - you’ll have to wait a while for a hot version) and will be built in
Europe, America and - yes, you guessed it - China.

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