2009 New Ford Fiesta review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 , 15:03:11 byVeronica

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New Ford Fiesta

Ford is now offering another small car to its range, and we are actually talking about the all-new Fiesta, a model available in both three- and five- door hatchback body styles. The carmaker will reveal it for the first time at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Its stylish and dynamic flair combines with all the traditional Ford small car strengths to create a confident, contemporary introduction to the next chapter of the Fiesta success story. The Geneva debut confirms that the new Ford Fiesta will bring the most appealing elements of Verve, a trio of concept cars shown recently around the world, to production reality. The production process will begin before the end of 2008 in Germany at the Cologne plant. The new vehicle range will introduce several Ford firsts for a small car. Unlike key rivals in the European small-car segment which have grown in size and weight, the new Fiesta stands on virtually the same footprint as before. The new generation model is actually lighter than its predecessor. The specialists offer an extremely robust safety structure and the Intelligent Protection System of safety technologies that brings the knee airbag for the driver to Fiesta for the first time. The model retains the MacPherson strut front suspension and twist-beam rear suspension layout that has been one of its traditional strengths, but the new suspension and steering system had undergone an array of enhancements. Also, the Electric Power Asisst Steering is introduced for the fist time in a Fiesta. This provides the right balance of low-speed assistance and excellent feel and responsiveness. The carmaker offers five different power train choices at launch. Ford expects more than 85% of Fiesta orders to feature one of the two available multi-function displays. The advanced technology will not be offered only on high-spec vehicles.