For the new model year, Ford has revised the Fiesta visually and technically. Our first exit shows that a lot has changed.
The Ford Fiesta counts since 1976 to the top vehicles in its class and has sold over 15 million copies. In 2008, the current generation has been introduced to the market, which has now been completely redesigned for the new model year.
Compared to its predecessor, the new Fiesta has become not only sleek, he can set properly even with the safety and comfort.
Visual level, the revamped Fiesta mainly due to the new front end with its umfasten chrome radiator grille in the style of Aston Martin, the car gives a lot of the small world dynamics. The tail now adorn LED taillights and a new spoiler.
Has done much more in the interior, where the Fiesta is now presenting much higher quality than its predecessor. New door handles, a new center console and for the first time from the Titanium also features a convenient front armrest are the highlights.
As standard, the Fiesta also has 7 airbags, ABS and ESP, and on request, there is a trend from equipment and the Active City Stop, accidents up to a speed of 30 km / h should be avoided or reduced.
An innovative new feature is also the key MyKey system, which is standard equipment on board from trend. Using a master key, other keys can be programmed, in which, for example, the volume of the radio or the top speed will be limited. Especially with parents whose children have been doing just the license, this feature will be popular.
Another highlight of the class offers the Fiesta with SYNC not only a free emergency wizard that automatically notified in the event of an accident, the emergency services, but also a voice command for a connected mobile phone or music control the vehicle.
The system can control it with voice commands much simpler than previous voice control systems. Also not natural for this class of vehicle is a rear view camera, a hill-start assist, or a built-in GPS. Also on board are then already electric front windows, power steering, central locking and the extensive safety features.
The Fiesta offers an audio system with CD player and steering wheel remote control, a leather steering wheel and leather gear knob, front fog lights and body-colored door handles.
Those who opt for the top equipment line Titanium gets even with the new 1.0 liter 3-cylinder engine with 80 hp and 15 "alloy wheels, a trip computer, chrome trim, manual air conditioning, a premium center console with armrest and headlights LED daytime running lights.
With the engine, customers can the gasoline engines between the proven 1.25 liter engine with 60 hp (44 kW) and 82 hp (60 kW), which is also already available in the previous 1.6-liter petrol engine with Ford PowerShift automatic and 105 hp (77 kW) and the new 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine in four tiers choose.
No turbo, there is the 1.0-liter engine with 65 hp (48 kW) and 80 PS (59 kW), as EcoBoost can choose between 100 hp (74 kW) and 125 hp (92 kW).
Diesel fans can choose between the 1.5-liter TDCi with 75 PS (55 kW) and the 1.6-liter TDCi with 95 PS (70 kW), which is also available in an ECOnetic version and a CO2 emissions comes from just 87 g / km.
For a first exit we have chosen the two 1.0-liter turbocharged versions. Right after the start that strikes you the greatly improved sound insulation. The new Fiesta's interior is much quieter than its predecessor, even at high speeds barely penetrate the engine or road noise in the interior.
Even the materials used look in reality much higher quality, and so the Fiesta already feels like a car of the next higher class.
Leave nothing to be desired, the EcoBoost engines. Even the 100 PS version provides plenty of driving fun and excellent performance figures. In 11.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h and up to 180 km / h on the road. , One feels outside of the city in good hands. In city traffic, then you can enjoy one of the excellent pulling power, which already can feel a lot of power from the start.
Of course is the more sporty 1.0-liter EcoBoost with 125 hp, which is in 9.4 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km / h and up to 196 completed km / h. Usual crisp presents itself then by the chassis, which allows fleet cornering speeds.
Nevertheless, the Fiesta is not uncomfortable and also absorbs bumps very well off. Those who still want to sport will have to wait until spring, then there is also the Fiesta ST in a sharp version of the 1.6 liter turbo engine with 182 hp.