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


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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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.
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.
 

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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...
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.
 

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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.
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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