While India’s tryst with the Ford Fiesta hasn’t been particularly fruitful, apart from a good run of the Fiesta Classic, the hatchback’s a popular entity in Europe. It’s been 40 years since the first first-generation of the Fiesta was unveiled way back in 1976, and yesterday, Ford Motor Company took the wraps off of the latest, next-generation Ford Fiesta at a special “Go Further” event in Cologne, Germany.
Ford revealed four distinctive production variants of the next generation Fiesta: the Fiesta Titanium, the Ford Performance-inspired Fiesta ST-Line, the upscale Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover. Apart from crisp, new exterior styling, the next-generation Ford Fiesta’s refurbished interiors offer a floating high-definition touchscreen and Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system. The new Fiesta also will be the first Ford to deliver a premium B&O PLAY Sound System.
The expanded Fiesta range will offer more personalisation options to customers than ever before, while power will come from the multi-award-winning 1.0‑litre EcoBoost engine. It will be the first three-cylinder engine in the world to feature cylinder deactivation. The technology can disengage or re-engage the cylinder in 14 milliseconds – 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.