Winning an award for being viable in the present is a big enough distinction for an automobile, so it can be considered nothing less than spectacular that the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST has won two awards to start of 2014—one honoring its accomplishments in the now and another projecting its viability in the year 2039.
First, we have the Autobytel 2014 Compact Car of the Year Award, which was given to the Fiesta ST over the Mazda3 and Dodge Dart. Autobytel gave top honors to the Fiesta for allowing American performance enthusiasts to live out the dream of owning Ford’s hot hatchback (which was once upon a time an exclusive to the European market). Now available in the U.S., the Fiesta ST has been wowing drivers with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine’s 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft torque performance and its sporty and fun-looking hatchback exterior.
Now, back to the future (Ha!). We know little about the far off year of 2039: June 21st will mark an annular solar eclipse, the population of the United States will reach approximately 400 million people, and Bruce Wayne will have passed the Batman mantle off to a boy named Terry McGinnis in order to ensure the protection of Neo-Gotham. Hagerty has projected, in their latest Hot List, that the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST will be considered a collector’s item twenty-five years from now. Called “a modern day enthusiast’s car,” the Fiesta ST is projected to be a collectable along with a number of rarer and considerably more expensive vehicles (some of which more than quadruple the price of the Fiesta ST).
In any case, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is a double award-winner, and we here at Nick Nicholas couldn’t be prouder. To get more information on this sporty hatchback, stop in and see us today!