The next generation Fiesta was previewed by the verve concept at Frankfurt Motor Show. The future compact Ford model was first supposed to keep the concept name and be called Verve when will go into production, but then Ford decided Fiesta had a way too long history to be smashed now, and they decided to keep the name. The 2009 Fiesta will make its world debut next year at Geneva Motor Show.

Spy photographers already caught the Fiesta testings, and from the spy images you can see that the production version resembles a lot with the Verve Concept.

The 2009 Fiesta will be offered in two body versions: three and five-doors. It will feature new Mondeo-style head­lamps and a large lower air intake, complete with chrome trim. Bigger alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heavily profiled door sills help to provide it with a truly purposeful stance.

Inside, the Fiesta replacement will use high-quality soft-touch plastics, while a stylish layout sets it apart from rival superminis. Hi-tech features include a panoramic glass sunroof and the firm’s new Sync system. This has been developed with computer giant Microsoft. It will provide user-friendly connectivity for MP3 players and Bluetooth mobile phones.

The future Fiesta will be built on the same platform with Mazda2. Ford will focus on cutting weight and reducing fuel consumption, but not only in the Fiesta, but also in all the future models. And from 2012 to 2020, Ford aims to cut bet­ween 125kg and 375kg from its cars without compromising safety.

Source: AutoExpress

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