New in­te­rior and proven en­gines in Fi­esta

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

PHOTO: QUICKPIC

The new Fi­esta boasts all the lat­est gad­gets in­side and some sporty sus­pen­sion un­der­neath to en­sure it re­mains Ford’s best-sell­ing pas­sen­ger car.

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