We all know the saying, “aged like fine wine”, and indeed the new Ford Fiesta has aged beautifully much like a vintage bottle Chardonnay with its new, mature facelift coming in 2022.
The ever-popular seventh-generation supermini has been updated with a visual refresh and packed with all-new technology to ensure it still stands out in the B-segment market.
Revitalising the front of the Fiesta revealed the mark of a new Ford family face, which will become the future for all of the brand’s forthcoming models. The new design features slimmer headlights that are now available as standard with LED or optional matrix LED, and a restructure to the bonnet that presents a higher nose profile – giving the Fiesta a meaner looker than the once ‘baby-faced’ car we have all grown to love.
Additionally, the Fiesta’s grille has undergone a refurbishment, opting for a larger and more angular shape, with varying options depending on the spec customers choose for. The chrome grille now holds the Ford Blue Oval emblem, rather than the usual position on the bonnet, to highlight the ‘grown-up’ appeal.
In regards of specs available for the new Fiesta, each trim level brings its own bespoke styling according to its personality. Comprising of Trend, Titanium, ST-Line, ST sizzling hatchback and Active variants, the top-of-the-range Vignale model has been dropped from the range to make way for better option packs available to the rest of the models. So what’s new?
Well, for starters the entry-level Trend and midway Titanium cars will feature the all-new three-dimensional looking grille and window surrounds, all whilst the fiery ST-Line gets a lower and deeper setback grille with a black honeycomb design, that has matching colour-coded side vents. Looking at the top of the pack, the Fiesta Active continues with its compact crossover intentions with a raised ride height and a rugged design.
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What’s more, Ford has also revealed the Fiesta will include seven new alloy wheel designs and three new colours: Boundless Blue, Beautiful Berry, and the notable ST Mean Green – a colour for every mood!
Aside from the exterior changes to the Ford Fiesta, the cabin architecture and mechanics remain the same throughout the range.
To complement the notion of maturity, the new Fiesta is set to provide “comfort, confidence and convenience” by improving its technology for its drivers and passengers.
The supermini now features an 8.0-inch infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel with customisable display modes and different themes depending on the selected driving mode: Normal, Sport and Eco, whilst the Active gains Trail and Slippery modes.
The new display is accompanied by advanced driver aids including active park, lane keep assist, wrong way alert, cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control with stop and go – which reduces the need to use the accelerator and brake during stop-start traffic.
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder Ecoboost Hybrid engine is available with either 123bhp or 153bhp in the standard car, equipped with a belt-integrated starter generator (BISG) that can provide a torque boost under acceleration, and can power the electrical ancillaries. This engine will manage 48mpg on the WLTP cycle and emit 111g/km of CO2.
The mild-hybrid engine is paired as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, but the lesser-powered version can be optionally mated to a seven-speed automatic.
Since the removal of diesel cars from the Ford range, only one pure-combustion option remains for the standard Fiesta. The 99bhp version of the Ecoboost is triple paired exclusively with the manual gearbox, and is capable of 45.2mpg and emits 118g/km.
The Fiesta ST-Line, however, features a 1.5-litre petrol triple which has been developed to provide a huge torque boost from 214lb ft to 236lb ft. The power output remains unchanged at 197bhp, shooting the hot hatch from 0-62mph in 6.5sec and to a top speed of 143mph. The ST also gets a new Track driving mode, in place of Eco on the standard car, which disables the traction control and sets the ESC to ‘wide-slip mode’.
With details still pending from the official launch, make sure to keep an eye out here for more!
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