New Ford Fiesta Priced From £9,795 in the UK, 179Hp ST to Debut in 2013

When Ford officially revealed its redesigned Fiesta in the beginning of the month, it provided little information about its engine line-up other than it will be available with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost unit. The Blue Oval told us that it would release more details as the premiere of its supermini at the Paris Auto Show drew closer; and it did so today. The European version of the refreshed Fiesta will be available, at least in the UK, with six engines ranging in output from 60 to 125 PS (59-123 HP). The petrol line-up consists of a 1.0-liter with direct injection, a 1.25-liter in 60 and 82PS (59-81 HP) tunes, a 1.6-liter Ti-VCT four-cylinder with 105PS (103HP), and the 2012 International Engine of the Year, the three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost with 100 and 125PS (99 and 123HP). The 2013 Fiesta can also be ordered with two Duratorq TDCi diesel engines: the 75PS (74 HP) 1.5-liter and the 1.6-liter with 95PS (94HP) and 200Nm (147.5 lb-ft) of torque. The Fiesta ST, which will be powered by a 1.6-liter, 182PS (179HP) four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine, will join the line-up in early 2013. Ford’s fuel-saving auto start-stop system will initially be available on the 1.0-liter EcoBoost, 1.0-liter petrol and 1.6-liter TDCi ECOnetic powertrains, while the new 6-speed dual-clutch Powershift gearbox is introduced for the first time in the Fiesta. A special ECOnetic Technology model with a class-leading 85.6mpg UK fuel economy (3.3 lt/100 km, 71.3 mpg US) and 87g/km CO2 emissions will also be available. Ford said UK prices of the new Fiesta start at £9,795 (€12,320, US$15,842) and top out at £17,545 (€22,069, US$28,378). A Titanium X model will also be introduced in the UK with features such as a Keyfree system, Sony DAB audio system with SYNC and partial leather as standard. By Andrew Tsaousis
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