Ford revealed its new 2013 Fiesta at the “Go further Event” in Amsterdam, Netherlands, alongside the new Ford Mondeo other vehicles and their technologies.
The cosmetic changes include new front and rear fascias, head and taillights, wheel designs, sideskirts, and a new bonnet.
The 2013 Ford Fiesta is here. It’s the supermini’s first major update since the current generation’s 2008 introduction.
On the outside, it’s typical facelift fare, with new, LED running light equipped headlights, a bolder grille which at some point is pretty similar to the Aston Martin’s grille, and the incongruously named ‘power-dome bonnet’. Otherwise, the Fiesta’s sharp styling has stayed intact, and most casual observers may struggle to spot the difference. The tail-lights are also mildly different.
For the interior, which remains one of the most interesting in its class, has Ford’s SYNC voice command system, Active City Stop low-speed automatic braking and MyKey programmable safety system. SYNC also includes an Emergency Assistance function, which automatically calls local emergency services operators if the car is involved in a crash.
Whereas MyKey allows parents to encourage, safer driving on their children, giving them the power to set maximum speed and volume limits on a particular set of keys. The Fiesta features revised finishes including glossy “piano black” sections on the centre stack, and the stereo controls are also different.
Most changes are beneath the surface. Ford’s characterful three-cylinder Ecoboost engine finally makes it from Focus to Fiesta, the 1-litre turbo unit – which comes in 99bhp and 123bhp tunes (and can be upgraded further by Superchips) is likely to shine in the smaller car, and create a brisk warm hatchback.
Expect 100g/km CO2 emissions, with a non-turbocharged version, producing around 70bhp, set to follow later.
The flagship performance Fiesta ST model – which is fitted with a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine – is also due to make it here next year with which will be topped by the 178bhp, 1.6-litre Ecoboost-powered ST hatch.
There’s a host of new technology that debuts on the facelifted Fiesta. It keeps up with rivals via Active City Stop: a low-speed crash avoidance system and Ford SYNC connectivity for Bluetooth and USB devices, while nosing ahead of them courtesy of MyKey, it is capable of locking the ESP and driver aids on. It also mutes the audio system until seatbelts are fastened.
The main rivals to the new Fiesta are, The new Peugeot 208 ,and the upcoming Renault Clio (2013) are both destined to be offered with small capacity three-cylinder engines.
While Ford Australia’s public affairs director Sinead Phipps says it’s too early to discuss specification levels and prices, she confirmed the tiny three-cylinder turbo engine will make it Australia in 2013.
“The new Fiesta will be the first car to be offered here with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. It is going to be the EcoSport micro-SUV, but the Fiesta will beat it to market,” Phipps says. “We’re really looking forward to having that engine in the line-up.”
The 2013 Fiesta will debut on Ford’s Paris motor show stand at the end of September.
Sales begin on January 1 2013, with prices of the Fiesta – which is frequently the UK’s best selling car is set to change little.
Well no official details about price are present now, As soon as they are updated we will let you all know. As of now feel free to go through the pictures and let us know your views and thoughts.
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