Fi­esta time winds down

Herald Sun - Motoring - - On Road -

THE three-door Fi­esta is about to dis­ap­pear from the Ford Aus­tralia cat­a­logue.

It’s a ca­su­alty of the switch to Thai­land pro­duc­tion for the up­dated WT Fi­esta range.

Mazda has also lost its three-door starter car and, in both cases, it’s be­cause the Thai fac­tory pro­duces five-door sedans which are more pop­u­lar in Asia.

The price of the WT Fi­esta also rises $900, to $16,990, with the sedan re­place­ment of the hatch.

But Ford says it is happy with the new baby and is not wor­ried about los­ing the ba­sic hatch.

‘‘The five-door sedan is more pop­u­lar with our cus­tomers,’’ Ford spokesman Peter Fadeyev says.

— Paul Gover

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