Ford is all about the top-end trim levels in Europe. Besides this one, there is also the Titanium which is going to be the golden standard and the Vignale with a unique take on bumper and exhaust design.
Getting back to the ST-Line, this specification gives you the same body kit that will be fitted to the real ST models, but it looks better on this longer wagon body than on the hatchback where the hood looks too long. It's got a cool honeycomb grille and larger intakes. The big wheels sit closer to the bodywork thanks to lower suspension.
Don't be fooled into thinking it's a real hot wagon, though. The top engine is the same 1.5L turbo you'll find in the Fiesta ST, but it's down to 182 HP and won't rev as freely. There's also a 150 horsepower 2-liter diesel. But we'd wait for the 190 HP version in the ST because it too should be available with an 8-speed automatic.
All the gasoline motors are 3-cylinder ones, starting at the 85 horsepower 1-liter. But Ford probably won't allow you to combine that with this new and quite fancy ST body kit.
Inside, the ST does get contrasting red stitching on top of some fancy bolstered seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. However, the lack of a manual handbrake means you can't pretend to be in a track toy. So which is your favorite, ST-Line or Vignale?