Finally Ford has made some sense in its business model of not to keep on producing gas guzzlers that almost put it out of business. Or maybe it is Uncle Sam who is running the business these days at Ford headquarters. Thank God for Uncle Sam!
The Ford Fiesta is a small little car with ergonomic space interior design. It it well like so far in Europe for not only of its compact size but also a gas-saver too. The Fiesta is the production version of the Verve Concept Car. It comes in various body styles to appeal to each territory of the globe. Each Verve Concept was the hit of last year’s Frankfurt and Guangzhou auto shows and this year’s North American. So far Ford has created something unique globally, the Ford Fiesta will be the first world standard for small car quality, design and comfort in a vehicle made by Ford. Not only it is good to look at but also fun to drive, lets not forget gas saver.
The Fiesta is not new to the auto scene, it was debuted in 1976 and since has become an extremely popular small car. Last year, 378,220 units of the Fiesta were sold in Europe alone. So far, it is the second only to the best-selling Focus. Just like the Ford Mustang concept debut a few years ago, Ford designers stayed true to its concept models. The new Fiesta retains the sporty style with its cab-forward shape and sweeping roof-line with arched wheel wells. The front end of the Ford Fiesta sculpted hood and wings along with trapezoidal grille and bold new headlights to create a broad-shouldered aggressive stance.
Underneath the hood, the Ford Fiesta carries the new Duratec 1.6-litre Ti-VCT engine that provides 15 PS (14.79 hp) more power than the outgoing engine without boosting fuel usage. Still available in Europe will be the 1.25-litre and 1.4-liter gasoline engines and the 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter diesel engines. It is just over 118 HP with 0-to-62 MPH in just under 10 seconds. The Ford Fiesta MPG is a welcome addition with the combined fuel economy that delivers about 38.9 miles to the gallon. Fiesta will be offered with Ford Durashift 5-speed manual transmission or the Durashift 4-speed automatic transmission that is available with 1.4-litre Duratec gasoline engine.
The Fiesta will come in 7 trim levels just like the Mustang: Studio, Style, Style Plus, Zetec, Zetec S, and Titanium.