Next-gen Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus will get Vignale trims – Report

Sagar

Sagar Parikh, I'm the international news editor at IndianAutosBlog.com. I love everything that has a steering wheel!

Blue Oval to start offering small cars in its upscale trim level.

Ford is working on new generation models of its two small cars, the Fiesta and the Focus. A new report from Autocar says that the next-gen Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus will be available in the premium Vignale trim level.

Ford Fiesta ST200 front three quarter at the Geneva Motor Show Live
The next-gen Ford Fiesta will be available in the Vignale trim level right from launch. Current Ford Fiesta ST200 pictured.

The development was revealed by Moray Callum, Vice President, Design, Ford, who said that the new models (Fiesta and Focus) are being designed keeping the requirements for the Vignale trim level in mind. Further, the next-gen Fiesta will be available Vignale trim level right from launch.

Mr. Callum also revealed a few details about the next-gen Ford Focus’ design. He said that the all-new model will follow the “post-kinetic” design language which is still being used. The design won’t be changed dramatically, but simply evolve. The U.S.-spec and Euro-spec versions will be visually similar, but the former will be different in some aspects. Unlike in Europe, the Focus is an entry-level model in the U.S. market, and so, the U.S.-spec version will have a reduced level of standard equipment and maybe a less advanced suspension setup.

Ford Focus front three quarter at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2015
The U.S.-spec next-gen Ford Focus probably won’t be as premium as the Euro-spec Ford Focus due to the difference in market positioning. Current Ford Focus pictured.

Also See: 2017 Ford EcoSport spotted finishing its testing ahead of next month’s premiere

As for the next-gen Fiesta’s exterior, while spy shots suggest a modest evolutionary update, Mr. Callum said: “There will be more of a step change in style after the Fiesta.”

The next-gen Ford Fiesta will reportedly be introduced in early 2017, while the next-gen Ford Focus is expected to be introduced by early 2018.

Ford Edge Vignale – Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Ford Focus News & Updates

Old Ford Fiesta getting a second facelift rendering

Old Ford Fiesta getting a second facelift to live on in LATAM – Report

2018 Ford Fiesta ST front three quarter at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show Live

Ford Australia yet to decide on the Ford Fiesta Mk7’s launch – Report

Ford Fiesta Active front three quarters at the IAA 2017

Ford Fiesta Active showcased at IAA 2017 – Live

Ford Fiesta Vignale front at IAA 2017

Ford Fiesta Titanium & Ford Fiesta Vignale showcased at IAA 2017 – Live

2017 Ford Fiesta ST-Line front three quarters at the IAA 2017

2017 Ford Fiesta ST-Line showcased at IAA 2017 – Live

2014 Ford Fiesta Facelift Review front quarters

Next-gen Ford Fiesta sedan could be announced in early 2018 – Report