We are expecting the all-new Ford Fiesta next year, but Ford themselves have opened up the possibility of an all-wheel drive model. Joe Bakaj, head of vehicle engineering for Ford of Europe told Autocar magazine, “The platform, in general, can take 4×4.” This is because the new hatchback is based on a modified version of the EcoSport SUV, which is available in certain markets as a 4×4.
The current Focus RS features the effective AWD system with a ‘Drift’ feature, but Bakaj didn’t confirm weather this could be heading to the Fiesta ST. He did say it was unlikely to be featured on the new Fiesta crossover due to it’s price point.
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Source – http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2017-ford-fiesta-st-could-be-awd – 7/12/2016