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Old 8th June 2016, 11:29   #1
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Default Spied: All-new 2017 Ford Fiesta for the first time

The next-gen Ford Fiesta has been snapped during a testing run somewhere in Europe.


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Touted to be more upmarket and a plusher model than the current-gen Fiesta, what is immediately evident from the spy pics is that the next-gen Fiesta is wider and sits lower, as is evident from the refurbished front grille and the extra space on the edges of the front bumper. Headlamps are also slimmer compared to the present-gen, and the overall stance from the front is much lower compared to the current-gen car.

Coming to the back, the Fiesta gets newly-designed taillamps which stretch out towards the sides, which is again an indication of more width of the car.

The all-new Fiesta is expected to get completely revamped interiors, including changes to the infotainment system in the form of the all-new SYNC 3 software upgrade in it's touchscreen unit.

The next-gen Fiesta is built on the existing Global B platform, and is expected to come with a turbocharged 3-cylinder powerplant from the EcoSport range. It will be offered in a 5-door version as well as a sedan.

For India, Ford has indicated that it is developing the B500 project for a 2018 launch to take on the Honda City, and there is a strong possibility that this next-gen Fiesta will be the base of that project.

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Due on sale in the first half of 2017, the next Fiesta will be nudged up in price, quality, refinement and features to reflect more expensive tastes among supermini customers – and to allow room for a cheaper stablemate, the forthcoming Ka+, which will sit just below it in the range.

The Fiesta stays on Ford’s Global B platform for what will be its seventh generation, so while spy shots have shown a car sporting a wider track, engineers are likely to have only millimetres to play with when it comes to extending dimensions.

Staying on the same chassis means that Ford can save considerable sums of money on research and development – and at least some of that cash will be pumped into improving two areas where the Fiesta now lags behind the competition: interior quality and big-car features.
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Default Re: Spied: All-new 2017 Ford Fiesta for the first time

This wont be easy for Ford.

Even though the car is now 8 years old, the face lifted version doesn't look that old at all. On the contrary, the ST version looks as good as anything new out there.

And its still the best seller in the UK by a long shot. And this is across segments.
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So understandably, it will be an evolutionary approach for Ford. This is too important a model for them outside the US.

And whatever they do, I hope Ford doesn't dial down the fun factor. The initial impressions are good given they are testing the new car in the Alps and the old one is also keeping company.

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And after learning about how Ford created the Focus RS, I have total faith in the hands on approach of Raj Nair.


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I don't think this model will ever make it to India. Ford doesn't seem interested in launching any of the powerful hatchbacks in India. It would be nice to see the Focus and Fiesta rolling in our roads.
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A 3-door version of the 2017 Ford Fiesta was caught on camera during a testing run, together with the regular 5-door version.

In addition, spies managed to capture the interiors of the new-gen Fiesta too. Under heavy camouflage, the all-new Fiesta is coming with premium-quality interior fit and finish, a SYNC 3-based infotainment system and driver assistance tech.

Reportedly chalked for a debut in Europe in the first half of 2017, the new Fiesta is claimed to come with Ford's turbocharged 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine options only. (link)

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Default Re: Spied: All-new 2017 Ford Fiesta for the first time

2017 Ford Fiesta revealed -The front three quarters of Ford’s new Fiesta hatchback has been shown; car pictured is an ST-Line

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The grille is similar to that of the latest Focus, while the headlights look like softened and shrunken versions of the outgoing Fiesta’s.

The pictured car is a five-door ST-Line, but it also previews how the proper ST model will look. It sits on 10-spoke alloy wheels and wears sporty bumpers and side skirts, appearing slightly more toned down than current-generation ST models
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2017 Ford Fiesta revealed -The front three quarters of Ford’s new Fiesta hatchback has been shown; car pictured is an ST-Line
Ford went too soft and lazy there. That grille looks very grumpy to me.

If this is the ST-Line version, I wonder how subdued the lower variants might look. Eagerly waiting for more pics.

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That's the current generation. The ST variant.

The 2018 Ford Fiesta has been unveiled. Please continue the discussion on the new thread.

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