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

01/11/2016 - 15:46 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

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.

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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.

[Source: Autocar]

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