Ford Reveals Redesigned European Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta was a sales success in Europe long before it returned to the U.S. market for model-year 2011. Ahead of the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month, the automaker released images of the redesigned global-spec Fiesta.

The subcompact hatchback gets a smaller trapezoidal grille, sweeping headlights with LED daytime running lamps and redesigned taillights. 

In terms of equipment, the Fiesta will get the next-generation Sync voice-activated multimedia system and MyKey, the safety system that allows parents to limit a car's top speed, stereo volume and more. It's currently available on several Ford vehicles. Also new is the Active City Stop system, which automatically stops the car if a low speed crash is unavoidable.

Power will come from Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine. Currently, the Fiesta's sole engine in the U.S. is a 120-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder.

The European-spec Fiesta hatchback will go on sale in Europe early next year; no word yet on when we'll meet the U.S.-spec version.

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Great looking car! Wears the new face quite well.

Volume Van

Wonderful, its nice to see the V3 engine replacing V4 engine. These small hatches are very functional and can carry lot of stuff with rear seat folded.

Soon vehicles with V3 and V2 engines may become standard as the hybrid motors could provide extra power.


@ VolumeVan,

Just an FYI, they are in-lines (4-In-Line, 3-In-Line...), not A V series motors (V6, V8...).


Nice car it should do well in America.


Ford, bring the 2 door to the US. The Yaris is the only other 2 door hatchback sold here and we need a better choice.

Tito M

M3; don't forget the VW Golf


Ford makes a Diesel Fiesta over there that gets over 64miles per gallon. They have had it for years, but the sorry EPA will not let it come over here or be made over here. Sure sounds like there worried about Ozone dosnt it? A car gets that mileage and the sorry thugs wont let be sold here because they didn't approve of it.

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