New Ford Fiesta Arrives In Europe With A Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve

Ford is finally launching the new Fiesta supermini in Europe, with the company claiming that the new generation will be the most technologically advanced model in its segment.

Customers will be given the choice between different flavors of the new Fiesta, including the Titanium, the ST-Line, the premium Vignale, the value-for-money Style and the Active crossover version.

The latter, along with the new Fiesta ST, will hit the European market next year, while Ford says that customers should expect more Active crossover models in years to come.

“We now have a Fiesta option for every driver, with advanced technologies and features that small-car customers could only have dreamed of just a few years ago,” said Steven Armstrong, Ford group vice president and president, Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Ford has also upped the quality of its new compact model, with the interior not only being more tightly screwed together using much better materials than the ones found in the outgoing model but also offering more personalisation options than ever.

The new Ford Fiesta features a wide range of driver assistance systems as well, with the company adding an enhanced version of the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking, Park-Out Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Cruise Control among others.

As for the ever-important infotainment, the new Fiesta is using the latest SYNC3 system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice-command and a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with “class-leading resolution and twice as bright as competitors”.

The engine range includes the turbocharged 1.0-litre EcoBoost in 100, 125 and 140PS versions, along with a new six-speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed auto for the 100PS version. The 1.5-litre TDCi is now offered with 10PS more in its base version at 85PS, with Ford adding a 120PS version as well. Entry-level Fiestas will be powered by a three-cylinder 1.1-litre petrol with either 70 or 85PS.

The new Ford Fiesta is expected to arrive in the UK next month, with pricing starting from £12,715 for the Style model.


  • Blade t

    They should sell that 2 door st here in the usa….

  • Six_Tymes

    It looks good. And with the said improvements in quality ill be looking into one of these, especially if the price it right.

  • Dennis James

    Welcome, glued Chinese tablet !

    Somehow it looks a bit uglier than the last generation. But I do like the stitched dashboard option.

    • Benjamin B.

      I actually think it looks quite nice.

  • Grumpy

    Who started the tablet style displays? Just interested.

    • Just another Supra fan

      I think Mercedes was first in the tabled-infotainment bandwagon.

      • Grumpy

        The current Merc design doesn’t date back that far. The design they had prior was hideous. They earliest design dates back to 2007 on the S class. I think MB is still one the most improved interior design over that last 10 years.

      • Benjamin B.

        Mazda interiors are very similar.

    • Carenthusiast

      Audi A8 2003 I guess with the deployable screen and then followed by fixed screen in some Audi’s if I remember it correctly

      • Grumpy

        You might be right. I can’t think of anything before that that had the screen there with that design.

    • Enter Ranting

      God, I hate touch screens in cars.


    • Benjamin B.

      There is no coupe trim.

    • Benjamin B.

      Oh, you mean the 3-door? This generation Fiesta comes in 3- and 5-door trims now. There could be a 4-door sedan coming for the Chinese, North American, and Russian markets later, but Europeans don’t get small sedans. I myself don’t see the point of driving a small sedan.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Very upright center tablet much?

    • Benjamin B.

      Not as noticeable as in Mercedes-Benz and Mazda interiors.

  • SteersUright

    I really dont like the interior design, it isnt at all cohesive. Steering wheel and chairs look like they came out of different cars. Outside is looking pretty good though, decent on the redesigned “ST” exterior. However, the base car, for whatever reason looks like a blue baby shoe with little wheels.

  • Grumpy

    It’s nice to see this segment move a bit upscale. They must have realized that even budget shoppers don’t want to drive crap.

  • maybe i will like it better in person.. the front is very nice.. the arse not so much..

  • Maybe I’ll like it better in person, the front is very nice, the back not so much.

  • Benjamin B.

    No 9-speed? Ford will continue the offer its 6-speed dual clutch auto in its small cars then?

  • Benjamin B.

    Trying to be hip and appeal to millennials by showing the radio on BBC Radio 4?

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