Arriving in three-door form, the ST will join the facelifted Fiesta range, due to launch at the same time.
Power in the Fiesta ST is provided by Ford's 1.6 litre turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 134kW and 240Nm. With the 'Overboost' function in play, that climbs to 147kW and 290Nm.
Matched with a six-speed manual transmission, Ford says the ST will hit 100km/h in 'less than seven seconds'. Fuel use is listed at 6.2 l/100km.
The ST is 15mm lower than the standard Fiesta and features the trick Torque Vectoring system (as seen on the Focus) and three electronic stability modes.
On the styling front, the ST borrows much of its concept forebear's features, separating it from the regular Fiesta with deeper front and rear bumpers, skirts, dinky roof spoiler and a diffuser.
The interior will have a set of Recaros crammed in with the requisite leather sports wheel and ST-exclusive trim.
Watch for TMR's launch review late next month.