Ford has revealed the next-generation Fiesta mid-sized sedan at a special Go Further event in Cologne, Germany. The American automaker has termed the new sedan as, "the world’s most technologically advanced small car". The company presented four distinctive production variants of the Fiesta, including the stylish Fiesta Titanium, the Ford Performance-inspired Fiesta ST-Line, the upscale Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover – the first in a new line-up of Active vehicles to be rolled out across the Ford range in years to come.
“It's because we share our customers’ passion for Fiesta that we’ve been able to take this iconic small car’s lovable, fun and sporty-to-drive character to the next level, with a greater choice of models than ever and each with a distinctive personality,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president and president, Europe Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company. "We now have a Fiesta option for every driver, including the luxurious Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover, with advanced technologies and features that small-car customers could only have dreamed of just a few years ago." The next-generation Ford Fiesta would be available in 3- and 5-door variants. It comes with an enhanced Pedestrian Detection system that for the first time can help prevent collisions at night and the first Ford Active Park Assist system that can deliver brake interventions to prevent low-speed bumps when parking hands-free.
Next-generation Ford Fiesta is also the first Ford vehicle to feature a premium B&O PLAY Sound System, and for the first time offers an openable panoramic glass roof. The Fiesta’s sophisticated SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system is supported by floating high-definition 8-inch touchscreen system and a spacious and ergonomic interior features an almost 50 per cent reduction in centre console buttons. Engine options on offer would include the multi-award winning 138bhp 1.0L EcoBoost petrol engine and a 118bhp 1.5L TDCi diesel. Both the engines would be available with an all-new six-speed transmission. Though, Ford has discontinued the Fiesta in the Indian market but the next-gen sedan could well be introduced in the country by the end of 2017. However, the company hasn't disclosed its plans of launching the new sedan in India yet.