A 36 year stint, over 15 million copies sold and the Ford Fiesta is still hungry for more.
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Ford recently presented the facelifted Fiesta at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Now, news comes in from Germany that Ford has begun series production of the restyled Fiesta at its factory in Cologne.
The Fiesta is one of the best selling premium hatchbacks in the world. The new one gets a much bigger upper grille, copying the look of the Fiesta ST hot hatch.
The new Fiesta will be powered by a 1-liter EcoBoost engine and is packed with technology such as Ford SYNC system, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, Emergency Assistance and Active City Stop system. Ford has revised the steering settings, redesigned suspension components besides restyling the front and rear fascias. The driver ergonomics have also been improved.
Ford India’s outgoing president Mike Boneham informed Indian Autos Blog that the automaker is not looking to get the facelifted version down to India as a knee jerk reaction. He insisted on following their own product lifecycles.
We'll just have to wait for a bit more before the Chennai plant starts humming with the production of the Fiesta facelift, which according to our reader feedback, will revive the Fiesta nameplate in India.