Ford Fiesta becomes the Best-selling Car in Britain

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The Ford Fiesta was ranked as the UK’s best-selling vehicle ever. First launched in 1976, the car has registered a total sales of 4,115,000 units as of this month. The Fiesta surpasses the record of the Ford Escort which sold 4,105,961 in the 32 years it was on sale in the UK from 1968 to 2000.

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“The Ford Fiesta has gone from strength to strength and today’s car combines style, value, driving dynamics and remarkable technologies such as the multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine”, comments Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain chairman and managing director. “It continues to outsell its nearest retail competitor by more than two to one – and that really tells the story of this extraordinary car.”

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The Fiesta is partly developed in Britain. Engineers at Ford’s research and development center at Dunton, Essex, and at Ford’s Dagenham Diesel Centre, East London, work on all powertrains for the model. The EcoBoost range, including the 1.0-liter version named International Engine of the Year for third consecutive year, is developed at Dunton Technical Centre. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that powers the Fiesta ST is manufactured at the Bridgend Engine Plant, South Wales.

Here are the technical specifications of the Ford Fiesta :

Max Seating Capacity 5
Drive (system, Type of Train) FWD
Transmissions 5-Speed Manual (standard)
PowerShift 6-Speed Automatic with SelectShift (optional)
Wheelbase 98″
Wheels Available 15″ steel with covers (standard on S Package)
15″ painted aluminum (standard on SE)
16″ painted aluminum (standard on SE Appearance)
16” premium painted aluminum (standard on Titanium)
17″ alloy (standard on ST)
17″ Rado Gray with red brake calipers (optional on ST)