Next generation Ford Fiesta coming to the US

According to Ford officials, the next generation Ford Fiesta is set to go on sale in the United States in 2009 and will remain mostly unchanged from the European model. MotorTrend is reporting that plans to bring the Fiesta over to the US were confirmed back in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Martin Smith, Ford’s design chief of Europe said that the new Fiesta, based on the Mazda2, will look almost exactly the same in the US as it will in Europe with minor engineering changes that will be necessary to federalize it in the US.

Just one questions Mulally; Why not bring the Ford Mondeo here first? Who cares about the Fiesta? We’re happy with the Focus!

Source: MotorTrend (via WindingRoad)