Ford reveals not one but FOUR new Fiestas for 2017
Ford has revealed not one, but four new iterations of the 2017 Ford Fiesta. That’s right, the hotly anticipated supermini will be available in four varying styles when it hits the UK’s roads next year.
If current trends continue, you can bet that the new Fiesta will be one of 2017’s most popular cars. So what’s new?
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Next year will mark the launch of several significant new superminis. With the funky Citroen C3 and sharp Nissan Micra hitting showrooms soon, the Fiesta was more than overdue a facelift. Ford hasn’t disappointed on this front, with an all-new look.
The headlights are more rounded and the grille has also been widened. Meanwhile, the current car’s sharp edges make way for a much smoother look. The major change comes at the back end however, where the previously vertical tail light stack has been replaced by a horizontal wraparound affair, not dissimilar to larger cars in Ford’s range such as the Kuga.
Four distinct looks are offered: the Titanium, the ST-Line, the Vignale and the Active. The Titanium is expected to be the most popular choice of trim, while the ST-Line adds a beefy bodykit and a sportier look.
In a somewhat unexpected move, the new Fiesta will also be available in Vignale guise (Ford’s luxury sub-brand) and will add numerous accoutrements. The biggest departure style-wise though comes in the form of the Active, which with chunky crossover looks, is designed to cash in on the UK’s SUV obsession.
Changes on the inside are just as dramatic. There’s an all-new infotainment system with an 8in touchscreen. It gets Ford’s latest Sync3 tech with smartphone integration and satnav too, although it’s not been confirmed if it will be fitted as standard.
An area the Fiesta lagged behind its competition was the fit and finish on the inside. That won’t be an issue for the new model though, which features soft-touch plastics throughout its interior. The Fiesta has grown, so the new model’s cabin is roomier, too.
The exact engine line-up is yet to be confirmed, but Ford’s impressive 1.0-litre petrol EcoBoost has been improved for the new model, and is expected to be the most popular choice. It’ll be available with five and six speed manuals, although an automatic will no doubt be offered too.
From 2018, the Ecoboost will be available with clever cylinder deactivation technology but, for those looking for the most efficient Fiesta, it’s likely to be the revised TDCi diesel engine that will offer more performance and better fuel efficiency.
Ford hasn’t touted a release date yet, but we expect the new Fiesta to hit roads sometime in the summer months of next year. If you can’t wait until then, check out these lease deals on the ever-popular current Fiesta for less than £150 per month.