2015 Fiesta ST Rumours?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by hyatt, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    So, with 2014 orders closed and 2015 production ready to start in June, what does the rumor mill say the changes will be? I had heard someone mention the possibility of Apple CarPlay replacing MFT. What have all of you heard?
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  3. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    I hope they don't put in Apple anything...
  4. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

    That won't happen until the MKVIII generation. 3 years I'm guessing.

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  5. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Possibly a reverse camera. They will be mandatory by 2018 I think?
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  6. Monochrome

    Monochrome Member

    Ford announced they were switching to BlackBerry for their MFT interface last month.
  7. Neely2005

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  9. mkeperson

    mkeperson Member

    Although not much has been written of late, if you are thinking of a Fiesta ST I might suggest buying one now or ordering a 2015 ASAP. Current plans call for the Mexican plant to be repurposed for 2016 and Fiestas for the US may be coming from Thailand. If you want to order your car, the sooner you do the better off you may be.
  10. Neely2005

    Neely2005 Member

    I plan to order it as soon as the Ford Employee pricing offer returns.
  11. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    CarPlay is a secondary system and could probably coexist with QNX.
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  14. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    Hmm. Few things with that report that i don't think are true.
    I doubt they will go back to a 1.6, having already dropped the 1.6 normally aspirated for a 1.5 in Australia.
    Second thing is a 'pic' of the so call 2015 ST - looks exactly like our current 2011 WT Zetec.
  15. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    Well, I just got the 2015 Fiesta ST spec sheet from a dealer today as I'm trying to decide whether to bite the bullet and pay for nav or wait months and months for a 2015 and..... drum roll.... not a lot of changes. Still has MFT. Colors remain the same. Options remain the same. 2 areas that I find interesting is the mention of regenerative braking. I THINK the 1.0L Ecoboost Fiesta has this. I wonder if it functions in a similar way to the Mazda i-ELoop system where the braking charges a capacitor which allows the car to run sans alternator for awhile (this is my understanding anyway) or if it is something else. The other change was solar tinted windows as standard. I think that's new? Anyway, there you go.
  16. wash

    wash Active Member

    I think we might have the 1.6 for a while, the 1.5 was designed for Asia and because Ford ran out of manufacturing capacity for the 1.6.

    I doubt the MFT system will change until the entire Fiesta line gets a facelift which I don't expect until 2016 or 2017.

    The Mazda i-Eloop system uses a hopped up alternator to do engine braking and charge a super capacitor that is mainly used to power the start stop system which is smart because it improves city fuel economy, reduces the battery requirements and I think the higher voltage might make the starter smaller and lighter also.

    I like parts of the system but instead of start stop, it should power an electric supercharger like the Ricardo Hi-boost and allow a bigger turbo for more power without a loss in torque or an increase in lag.
  17. __V__

    __V__ Member

    Tinted windows would have been nice, I think it was an option in the UK last year. Also the braking is already available on the current 1.0 as you mentioned.
  18. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Regenerative braking in an ST???
    I can't see the point in that. It's not as if this is some stinkin' Prius!

    Perhaps in the standard model it would make sense...
  19. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    Tinted windows are easy enough to get in whatever legal % you want from any reputable (or not so) shop you want. Window tint from the factory would likely cost more than a good tint job from a shop anyway. Considering the molten orange and green envy cost $595 extra each and paint already comes on the car no matter what color and navigation costs $795 extra and all it is is a difference in the software likely, I'd venture to say factory window tint option is going to be no less than $500. I got a good tint job with good quality tint on my car for $300 and most people I talk to about the price think it's too much. Of all the factory options or standard features I'd like to see, window tint really isn't on my list.
  20. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    The regenerative braking is basically to supplement the alternator in charging the battery from what I understand. The 1L ecoboost isn't a hybrid either, but it comes with regenerative braking.
  21. Monochrome

    Monochrome Member

    If I had to guess, they probably engineered this to get around some of the load issues the accessories put on the tiny little 3 cyl motor.
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