LA Auto Show 2012: Ford announces 2014 Fiesta ST as break-through

After Ford put the production model of its Fiesta ST on public display for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, the automaker has now confirmed that the new 2014 Fiesta ST has been approved for the US, and will compete with the Chevrolet Sonic RS.

At the 2012 LA Auto Show, Ford has announced the new 2014 Fiesta ST as break-through, revealing that the newest version of the Fiesta St - which will be launched by mid-2013 - is the first Ford vehicle to don the Sport Technologies badge.

Boasting a six-speed manual transmission and Ford's characteristic trapezoidal grille, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST - introduced at the 2012 LA Auto Show - will probably be a segment leader in performance as well as in fuel efficiency.

According to an announcement by Ford and Microsoft, the 2014 Ford Fiesta will be equipped with a new version of MyFord Touch touch-screen interface, which will make use of a new 6.5-inch touchscreen to facilitate the drivers in on-screen navigation, giving them the ability to control hands-free phone, stereo, navigation, and climate control.

Noting that MyFord Touch aboard the 2014 Fiesta has been greatly enhanced to allow allowing easier destination input, Ford said that the new version not only boasts visual modifications, but also a much improved voice command; along with streamlined Bluetooth connectivity and better navigation controls.