2013 Ford Fiesta sedan (facelift) bows at Sao Paulo

23/10/2012 - 14:38 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Representatives of the Blue Oval revealed the facelift of the Fiesta sedan for the first time to 700 journalists assembled at the Ford press conference in Sao Paulo on Monday putting an end to weeks of speculation on the whereabouts of the four-door model.

2013 Ford Fiesta sedan facelift rear2013 Ford Fiesta sedan facelift rear three quarters

Ford premiered the Fiesta five-door (hatch) at the Paris Auto Salon last month.

Approximately 700,000 visitors will see the Fiesta sedan facelift and other exhibits between Oct. 24 and Nov. 4 at the Sao Paulo Motor Show where it is on view.

2013 Ford Fiesta sedan facelift side view2013 Ford Fiesta sedan facelift

The Fiesta sedan is accentuated with Ford’s new design language. The Aston Martin front trapezoidal grille, restyled head lamps and the sculpted hood are carried over from the new Fiesta hatchback.

The rear is all-new with a restyled bumper, reshaped stop light sporting new detailing, new addition in the form of linked reflectors on the bumper for better safety and a reshaped registration plate enclosure. The design has tricked the rear to look bigger and longer - this is good news to prospective Fiesta customers who voiced their dislikes on the boxy boot on our Facebook page recently.

Adjectives Ford uses to signify the departure from the 2012 model are 'sporty' and 'robust'.

2013 Ford Fiesta sedan facelift front three quarters2013 Ford Fiesta sedan

The ergonomics and design specialists have worked on the cabin, lending it new displays and a revised center console. The interior trim is new, and we must add, very lively. The gear shifter position has moved in the view of better comfort.

Other changes from the 2013 Fiesta hatchback such as recalibrated steering system and new components in the chassis and suspension travel into the Fiesta sedan facelift.

Ford is selling the Fiesta sedan in Brazil with 7 airbags, traction control, Hill Launch Assist, and the SYNC multimedia system. Power is drawn from a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder flex fuel engine.

Ford introduces the new Fiesta sedan in Brazil next year, which is when the exact specifications, sorted variant wise, will be known.

Ford India is unlikely to launch this facelift before 2014.

[Images - Facebook.com/FordBrasil & Car&Driver Brazil]

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