2017 Ford Fiesta's Active trim to be added to more models - Report

03/12/2016 - 14:46 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Ford to introduce adventure variants of compact cars.

The Ford Fiesta Active introduced earlier this week will be the first among a slew of new adventure-styled models from Ford, the company announced in its release. A new report from Auto Express now follows up on that matter.

2017 Ford Fiesta Active front three quarters studio image
The 2017 Ford Fiesta Active will go on sale in the UK this Summer (June-August 2017).

Joseph Bakaj, Vice President, Product Development, Ford of Europe, reaffirmed the development to the British publication. “I think we’ll continue to look at this (Active trim)", Mr. Bakaj said. "The Fiesta is going to be step one, and we’re bringing it to the market next summer, so we’ll know more there.”

The 2017 Ford Fiesta Active features SUV-inspired styling with aspects like raised ride-height, roof bars and additional cladding. The suspension has been raised, and there's dark cladding which starts from the front bumper lip and goes through the wheel arches to the rear, hexagonal grille design with a dark element for the liftgate licence plate area, contrast painted roof, roof bars and unique wheels.

2017 Ford Fiesta Active left side studio image
The next-gen Ford Focus could be one of the models planned to be offered in pseudo-crossover style. 2017 Ford Fiesta Active pictured.

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The Ford Fiesta Active will be positioned between the regular Ford Fiesta and the Ford EcoSport. It will be for people who want just a higher seating position and aren't looking for an SUV like ground clearance.

Staying with adventure variants, Ford presented the slightly modified Ford Ka 'Trail' at last month's Sao Paulo Auto Show.

[Source: Auto Express]

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