We’ll give you a moment to manage your excitement.
Now, the video in which Ford’s European division gave fans a glimpse at its forthcoming pocket rocket left absolutely everything to the imagination; about the only details we can pick out for sure are that the new Fiesta ST will have four wheels and an enclosed cabin. But based on the pitch and timbre of the exhaust note, it rather sounds like Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder could be lurking under the hood. If true, that’s guaranteed to peeve a few enthusiasts, many of whom won’t accept anything with fewer than four pots.
Perhaps even more important, however, is when – or indeed, whether – the new Ford Fiesta ST can be expected to land in the United States. Remember that Ford has not announced any plans yet for the 2018 Fiesta subcompact’s American release, and with Ford’s declining focus on cars in the country, it’s possible the US could be left waiting for some time. How that impacts the souped-up Fiesta ST’s US launch remains to be seen.