What We Know About Ford’s All-New 2017 Fiesta, A Day Before The Official Reveal

Ford is going to lift the veil off their all-new Fiesta supermini and we gathered all the information we have in one place.

The new generation of Ford’s supermini model has rather big shoes to fill, as the current Fiesta has proved to be rather popular, combining good looks with a fun-to-drive character and punchy little engines.

Since the first time we spotted a camouflaged test car, it was obvious that the new Fiesta is bound to grow slightly in size, as Ford reshuffles its small-car strategy with the introduction of the new KA+.

This size increase will not only allow the Fiesta to further distance itself from the new baby Ford but is also a first-class opportunity to position itself a bit more upmarket in the segment.

Growing bigger though is just not enough for the Fiesta to become more upscale, with Ford having to improve other areas like the perceived quality of the cabin materials along with the fit and finish, as well as inject it with a brave dose of the latest technologies, including the infotainment and active safety systems.

Speaking of which, Ford will definitely use their latest SYNC3 infotainment system with an adequately big touchscreen display -at least in the more expensive trim levels- and throw their latest active safety and driver assist systems into the Fiesta.

The new Ford Fiesta will also continue to be offered in three- and five-door versions, unlike most of its rivals which are offered only with a five-door body. The new generation’s design is expected to be more mature, taking a lot of styling cues from Ford’s bigger models, including a different take on the front grille combined with a set of simplified headlights and a rearranged rear end with horizontally-positioned taillights.

As for the available engines, expect to see a revised range of three- and four-cylinder EcoBoost engines, including the 1.0-litre and the 1.5-litre units, being offered in various states of tune. Ford keeps its mouth shut as far as technical details go but recent reports suggest we’ll see a new 1.5-litre diesel unit too, at least in Europe.

Ford is keen on giving us a successor to the mighty Fiesta ST model too, although we don’t know which engine it will use; some reports say that the hot version of the Fiesta will be powered by an upgraded version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, others claim that it will use the 1.5-litre of the same family. All we know for sure is that Ford has already announced that they will halve the production of their four-cylinder engines in the UK.

Stay tuned for the reveal of the all-new Ford Fiesta tomorrow, on November 29, at 20:00 CET (2 pm EST).

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