Ford has announced prices for a two-model Fiesta ST line-up at £16,995 and £17,995 on the road.
The ST is powered by a 1.6-litre Ford Ecoboost turbocharged petrol engine and develops 182bhp and peak torque of 214lb-ft.
It covers the 0-62mph performance benchmark in 6.9 seconds, the ST achieves 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and has CO2 emissions of 138g/km.
Unique suspension and steering tuning and enhanced Torque Vectoring Control (eTVC) combines with a 15mm lower ride-height to deliver significant dynamic improvements.
Available in a three-door bodystyle the Fiesta ST is identified by a black honeycomb radioator grille, large rear spoiler with twin air vents and twin exhaust. Colour choices including Molten Orange and Spirit Blue and an optional style pack adds red brake calipers and grey alloy wheels to enhance the sporty appearance.
Standard UK specification includes 17-inch alloy wheels, halogen projector headlamps, ST front fog lights, DAB radio, Sync connectivity, alarm, Recaro seats My Key and air conditioning.
The ST2 grade adds partial leather heated Recaro seats, Sony DAB radio, Ford keyless start, privacy glass and LED daytime running lamps.
"The UK’s renowned love affair with fast Fords is about to get another boost," said Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain managing director. "We have had fantastic success with the new Focus ST, and the Fiesta ST will deliver similar thrills to a whole new audience and at a uniquely accessible price."