The Fiesta is comparatively a recent Ford India launch but the car's lackluster performance could tempt them to bring down the facelift ahead of schedule.
If not then the launch of the EcoSport and some of the other 8 promised models by mid-decade would make the Fiesta look dated. The One Ford global strategy does not permit region-specific changes and the facelifted Fiesta, next year or in 2014, will be launched in markets around the world without fail.
The 2013 Ford Fiesta will have the Aston-inspired front grille and the 1-liter Ecoboost engine under the bonnet. The availability of the 1.5-liter engine will be more widespread with the introduction of the facelift.
Ford designers have almost completely redone the front fascia and are trying out a new trunk lid. As it is the norm with recent facelifts, a dash of chrome has been endowed to the fittings on the body.
The interior spyshots show a larger display on the dash and a blue background lighting replacing the red that adorns the current model range.
We hear that Ford is likely to premiere the 2013 Fiesta at the Paris Motor Show in September.