Buzz Garage: Ford Fiesta

As consumers become more interested in compact and fuel-efficient cars we thought we’d add our first small and affordable (expected to be priced under the Focus) car to our Buzz Garage section.

Ford unveiled the Ford Verve Concept at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show as a basis for the fourth-generation Ford Fiesta. Production versions of the Fiesta three-door and five-door hatchback were later seen at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Built on a global platform, Ford will sell the new Fiesta in Europe later this year followed by North America in late 2009. The Ford Fiesta will first arrive in North America in sedan form based on the Verve Sedan Concept seen at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. Ford has also confirmed that the three-door and five-door hatchback will also be sold in the U.S. alongside the sedan.

European sales of the 2009 Ford Fiesta begin this autumn. For the 2009 model year, Ford will add an “˜Zetec S” to the European model range that also includes Style, Style Plus, Zetec and Titanium. Engine choices include four 16-valve Duratec petrol engine and two Duratorq TDCi diesel engines. The first three gasoline models include a 1.25 and 1.4L engine ranging from 60-hp to 95-hp. The Zetec S is powered by a 1.6L Duratec Ti-VCT that produces 118-hp with the ability to go from 0-62 in 9.9 seconds. The Duratorq TDCi”s range from a 1.4L engine to a 1.6L. Ford also launched a ECOnetic version of the Fiesta at the 2008 British International Motor Show. The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is powered by a 1.6 liter Duratorq TDCi engine that produces 89-hp and returns an outstanding fuel-economy of 64mp.

U.S pricing details for the Ford Fiesta will be announced closer to launch in early 2010.

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Posts on the Ford Fiesta:

05-29-2009: 800-hp Ford Fiesta Rallycross Car to race at Pike’s Peak
05-15-2009: Fiesta Movement test-driver reports Ford Fiesta stolen
05-12-2009: Ford plans 100,000 Fiesta test-drives across America
04-20-2009: 2010 Ford Fiesta outsold the Volkswagen Golf in March
04-17-2009: First Drive: Spending a day with the 2010 Ford Fiesta
04-15-2009: 170,000 Fiestas sold since launch
03-26-2009: 100 new Ford Fiesta’s reach U.S. shores for the Fiesta Movement
03-16-2009: Ford Fiesta by Mountune Performance gets 140-hp
03-05-2009: Ford Fiesta ST on hold until 2012, may be cancelled altogether
02-13-2009: Ford of Europe sells 28,300 units of the Fiesta in Jan.
01-14-2009: Ford giving away 100 Fiestas for 6 months: Fiesta Movement
12-16-2008: 42,000+ units of Ford Fiesta sold in Europe in 2 months 
12-10-2008: Video: Clarkson races Ford Fiesta against a Corvette… in a mall
11-24-2008: 2011 Ford Fiesta mini-site launched
11-18-2008: Ford Fiesta Sedan revealed in China, coming to U.S. in 2010
08-14-2008: Ford Fiesta production begins
07-22-2008: Ford Fiesta ECOnetic debuts with 64mpg
07-11-2008: 2009 Ford Fiesta European details and pricing announced
05-30-2008: Ford confirms hatchback Fiesta for the U.S.
05-29-2008: Ford to build Fiesta sedan in Mexico
05-20-2008: U.S. Ford Fiesta to be priced under Focus with premium interior and features
04-24-2008: Spy Shots: Ford Fiesta Sedan spotted in Dearborn
04-22-2008: Ford shows Fiesta S in China
03-26-2008: Ford said to be working on a 200-hp Fiesta RS
03-04-2008: Ford debuts five-door Fiesta at Geneva
02-14-2008: Geneva Preview: 2009 Ford Fiesta stays true to Verve
01-13-2008: Detroit Auto Show: Ford Verve Concepts comes to the U.S.


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