Ford’s best-selling model in Europe, the Fiesta, is in line for a significant overhaul, however we are probably not going to see it in Australia until 2018.
Unveiled in Germany today, the new-generation Ford Fiesta gets a whole array of new technology, including advanced driver assist systems such as pedestrian detection, cross traffic alert and a clever parking assistant that helps drivers find suitable spaces.
That system then automatically parks the Ford Fiesta, a feature sure to make many Fiesta buyers happy.
Never really a large seller in Australia, the new Ford Fiesta might go closer to winning over prospective buyers with new styling and larger proportions.
Ford in Europe telling us the Fiesta grows 71mm in length and 21mm in width in the new model and that translates to a roomier cabin.
Under the bonnet, Ford is talking a choice of three engines for the new Fiesta, including the 1.0 litre three-cylinder EcoBoost unit and a more powerful 1.5 litre diesel.
While the biggest change announced by Ford is a crossover-styled variant named the Active.
The Ford Fiesta Active will boast SUV-inspired styling, a raised ride height, roof bars and additional body cladding.
“Our next-generation Fiesta will deliver an option for every driver, from downsizing customers who want big-car quality in a small car package, to growing numbers of crossover consumers.” Ford of Europe CEO Jim Farley said.
We will keep you updated with more Ford Fiesta news as it comes to hand.