The next generation Fiesta is unveiled with the most sophisticated range of driver assistance technologies and connectivity features ever in a volume small car in Europe, as part of the most comprehensive and versatile line-up of variants in 40 years of Fiesta history.
Ford revealed four distinctive production variants of the Fiesta, including the stylish Fiesta Titanium, the Ford Performance-inspired Fiesta ST-Line, the upscale Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover – the first in a new line-up of Active vehicles to be rolled out across the Ford range in years to come.
Among a class-leading range of Fiesta driver assistance features is an enhanced Pedestrian Detection system that for the first time can help prevent collisions at night; and the first Ford Active Park Assist system that can deliver brake interventions to prevent low-speed bumps when parking hands-free.
Fiesta is also the first Ford vehicle to feature a premium B&O PLAY Sound System. The Fiesta’s sophisticated SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system is supported by floating high-definition touchscreens up to 8-inches, and a spacious and ergonomic interior features an almost 50 per cent reduction in centre console buttons for a more intuitive environment.
For the first time, Fiesta offers an openable, full length, panoramic glass roof comprising two almost-full width panes of toughened, tinted glass. The next generation Fiesta also provides more refinement with a 7% reduction in road noise compared with the current model.
The powertrains available on the new model include Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine available in 100 PS, 125 PS and 140 PS power outputs. A 1.5-litre TDCi six-speed engine will be introduced delivering a versatile combination of power, torque and fuel efficiency for a fun to drive experience; this is the first high-power diesel powertrain ever offered for Fiesta with anticipated CO2 emissions from 82 g/km*.
The next generation Fiesta builds on class-leading driving dynamics to deliver more grip, better stopping performance and improved steering feel, alongside improved ride quality and refinement, with every component optimised to enhance the driving and comfort experience.
The next generation Fiesta is due to be available from Gates dealerships in Summer 2017.