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First pictures: Revised Ford Fiesta

Ford’s big-selling Fiesta has been given a refresh, with the key changes including a new front end and improved technology, as well as grater visual differentiation between the trim levels.

The supermini gets a new bonnet design to increase the height of the nose, along with larger upper grilles, and all models are for the first time fitted with LED headlights as standard, while higher trim levels get Matrix LED lights that include automatic manoeuvring light and bad weather functions.

The Trend and Titanium trims get a chrome grille surround, while ST-Line has a gloss black honeycomb grille and larger lower grille designed to give it a sportier appearance. There is also a Vignale pack for all bar the entry Trend model, which brings additions including larger alloy wheels, upgraded seats and visual cabin flourishes.

The instrument cluster switches to a new configurable 12.3-inch digital display across the range, while Wrong Way Alert is offered for the first time, which gives visual and audible warnings if the driver passes through ‘no entry’ signs. Other safety improvements include a Rear Occupant Alert function, remind drivers to check the back seats to avoid leaving children or pets in the car on journeys where the rear doors have been opened prior to departure.

The range continues to be made up of regular five-door hatch, SUV-inspired higher-riding Active model and the 200hp ST hot hatch, as well as the light commercial vehicle Fiesta Van, which gets the same new nose and tech upgrades.

Orders will open in the autumn ahead of first deliveries in early 2022.

“Moving with the times to set new standards for fun-to-drive, technology and efficiency has been a huge part of Fiesta’s enduring success,” said Roelant de Waard, general manager, passenger vehicles, Ford of Europe. “The new Fiesta is another big leap forward for the small car segment, and offers a model to suit every lifestyle.”

 

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Coffee With… Neil Wilson, Fleet Director, Ford