FUN-loving and fashionable, sensational
and safe; Ford's all-new Fiesta is guaranteed to wow the crowds when the
wraps come off at next monthís Geneva Motor Show.
Taking much of its exterior and interior
design from the striking Verve Concept, the next generation of Britain's
best-loved small car promises to shake up the supermini scene at its
More than 12 million Fiesta models have
been sold since its introduction in 1976, and the arrival of this latest
Fiesta opens another chapter in the story of Fordís most successful
Behind the innovative design, however,
lies a car that remains true to Fiesta fundamentals of practicality,
affordability, agility and safety. The compact congestion-busting
dimensions remain yet the head-turning looks wrap a structure thatís
both lighter and stronger than before.
Thoroughly modern and designed to meet every need and desire of todayís
supermini buyers, the sixth generation of the Fiesta family will be
offered in both three and five-door bodystyles. The prominent coupť-like
profile of both versions indicates how deeply the spirit of the Verve
Concept has been carried into production. Make no mistake about it Ė
this is a small car with a big presence.
Powering the Fiesta to global success
is a mix of efficient petrol and diesel engines. The 1.25-litre (60 and
80PS) and 1.4-litre (91PS) Duratec petrol units are joined by a new
Duratec 1.6-litre Ti-VCT (115PS) option. This advanced powertrain
provides an additional 15PS over the outgoing model but, thanks to
variable valve timing, with no fuel consumption penalty.
For the ultimate in economy, Fordís
TDCi common-rail diesel engines will continue to be offered in 1.4-litre
(68PS) and 1.6-litre (90PS) guises. Later in 2008 a Fiesta ECOnetic with
CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km will become available.
From launch, all Fiestas will be equipped with the slick Ford Durashift
five-speed manual transmission, and a four-speed automatic transmission
will be available on selected models.
Full technical details and UK trim
levels for the new Fiesta range will be released closer to the launch of
the production model in autumn 2008.