2013 Ford Fiesta

Ford unveiled the Fiesta Mark VI back in 2008 and with some creative marketing, it became one of the most successful models on the market - including here in the US. Now, after four years, the car is preparing to receive its first facelift - nothing big, but just enough to keep it fresh. The model will be making its official debut at the Paris Auto Show, with sales in the European market to begin shortly after.

Changes on the exterior are minimal and include a trapezoidal front grille, bracketed by laser-cut headlamps with daytime running lamps that use LED technology. The interior has also been updated with new technology, including the segment-first MyKey system. Under the hood, the facelift Fiesta will keep its usual engine line-up, but will also add the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine.

UPDATE 09/05/2012: This review has been updated with the official images and specs for the Ford Fiesta.

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Exterior and Interior

Ford Fiesta

The facelift Fiesta features design cues inspired by the latest Ford global design language and concept vehicles. These new elements include a new trapezoidal front grille, bracketed by laser-cut headlamps with daytime running lamps that use LED technology, and a new power-dome bonnet design.

Ford Fiesta

For the interior, Ford opted to add some of the latest technology the company is offering for its models. They started by adding a new Active City Stop - a system designed to help drivers avoid low speed collisions. Next, Ford added a new SYNC in-car connectivity system that delivers an unprecedented level of connectivity, as well as segment-first MyKey - a system that will help parents configure maximum speed and audio volume limits.

Engine

Ford Fiesta

The facelift version of the Fiesta will continue to be offered with the same engine line-up as the current model, including the 1.6 Liter DOHC four cylinder engine that delivers an estimated 119 HP and 109 lb-ft of torque. As a first, Ford will also add the company’s new 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine, which according to Ford, will deliver best-in class fuel economy.

Ford also made some changes to the car’s chassis, bringing it about 15mm closer to the ground. The model is also equipped with Ford’s Torque Vectoring Control system combined with three different stability control settings.

Prices

Ford Fiesta

The new facelift Ford Fiesta will make its world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show with sales to begin shortly after. Prices will be announced at a later date.

Competition

Ford Fiesta

On the European market, the biggest competitors for the Ford Fiesta are the Opel Corsa and the Skoda Fabia . For the US market, it will have to face the Chevrolet Sonic and the Honda Fit .

The Sonic is offered with a choice of two engines: an Ecotec 1.4-liter turbo engine that produces an estimated 138 horsepower and 148 lb/ft of torque and an Ecotec 1.8-liter engine. On the other hand, the Fit comes with just one engine option: a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 117 HP at 6,600 rpm and 106 lb-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm.

Ford Fiesta
LOVE IT
  • Improved appearance
  • Updated interior
  • New engines
LEAVE IT
  • US version will arrive later on

17 comments:

Very Cool SUV car. The polish exterior is very attractable. Even the interior!.

I’m really glad that they really improved it’s appearance. I actually don’t like the previous one but because of the changes, Im now starting to love it.

@ rogermanalac : I really agree on you. Actually I am thinking of having one of this because I have a big size of family.

Very Convenient to those who have bigger size of family. And the Exterior and colors of this makes it really awesome..

Fiesta is really awesome. Those Colors add more appeal to this car.

What ?! Facelift ? I don’t think it’s necessary.

Yeah safety features is a superb idea on this Fiesta.

All I can say is its notice has been truly design to meet the expectations of the people who waited for long to have this Fiesta.

Hey they even managed to add a new Active City Stop—system designed to avoid low speed collisions and, a SYNC in-car connectivity system that delivers an unprecedented level of connectivity.

I don’t like how it is looking bulky but tiny. Is it supposed to be a small passenger muscle car?

It has a pleasing aggressive exterior, but on the contrary, it has an uncomfortable little space on the inside.

This was not popular in India, as I’ve read from their TopSpeed site, but I think it’s okay in the US. Its design is, in fact, exquisite, and not like US actually is picky of the interior.

I heard that this didn’t do well in India. But in the US, this will surely be consumed by plenty of Ford enthusiasts.

Maybe the engine takes a lot of space under the hood as it’s how I see its bulkiness on the picture. Rhe space inside isn’t that much either.

I think what they’ve done to its hood made it look better. However, it still remains on my bottom list as it has cramped interior space.

Even the car is on camouflage; I find the face is attractive, and it will gain respect from the audience.

It isn’t that good after four years it had its first facelift. Pretty much exciting what will be the outcome of the facelift.

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