New interior and proven engines in Fiesta
FORD on Tuesday launched the all new Fiesta to SA buyers.
Like all new models, this one has wider hips, which does add to the interior space.
“It’s because we share our customers’ passion for Fiesta that we’ve been able to take this iconic small car’s lovable, fun and sporty-to-drive character to the next level,” said Tracey Delate, general manager, marketing at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
“Globally, the Fiesta is Ford’s best selling passenger car, and the all-new model represents a bold step forward in every area, from its attractive styling to the exceptional build quality, the superb craftsmanship evident in the new interior to the unrivalled smart features, safety and technology.
“Our multiple award-winning 1.0 EcoBoost engine remains a cornerstone of the Fiesta line-up, with a choice of new six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, along with the option of the frugal 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine,” Delate said. The all-new Fiesta is available at launch in two specification levels, comprising the feature-rich Trend series and the range-topping Titanium that boasts an outstanding level of standard equipment.
Two engines are available, the award-winning 1.0 EcoBoost engine, or the very frugal 1.5-litre TDCi diesel.
Buyers also have a choice of new six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
Recommended retail prices for the five models on offer start at R261 900 for the Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Trend 6MT, and go up to R310 600 for the Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 6AT. Wheels’ choice would be the automatic Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Trend, for R277 300.
All models come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, threeyear/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/ unlimited kilometre corrosion warranty. A four-year or 60 000km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals. — Wheels Reporter.
The new Fiesta boasts all the latest gadgets inside and some sporty suspension underneath to ensure it remains Ford’s best-selling passenger car.