Ford's new models include a 'hot' Fiesta, which is powered by a 1.6-litre 132bhp petrol engine

Ford has extended the Ford Fiesta range with the introduction of two new models.

First off, the Ford Fiesta Special Edition “delivers eye-catching sports styling, special external detailing and upgrades”.

Included are heated black leather seats, air-conditioning, a leather handbrake and gear knob, metal pedals, gloss-black instrument bezels, and silver scuff plates.

Outside, the special-edition Fiesta is available with the choice of seven vibrant exterior paint options - including Panther Black – and the car gets 17-inch alloys, side skirts, a rear spoiler and polished twin exhausts. “The new model will only be available as a three-door, further amplifying the sporty style,” according to Ford.

Two engines are available – a Duratorq 1.6-litre, 132bhp petrol engine or a 1.6-litre 94bhp Duratorq TDCi diesel engine – giving the petrol-powered car a 0-60mph time of 8.7sec and a top speed of 122mph.

The second addition to the Fiesta line-up is the more modestly powered Ford Fiesta Style. Prices start from £9995 with spec including body-coloured spoiler, bumpers, door handles and mirror housings.

Also included are 15-inch alloys, electric front windows, and CD player.

Finally, the base model Ford Fiesta Studio model has been reduced in price by £500 to £9,495. Ford marketing director Mark Simpson said: "While 75 per cent of Ford Fiesta customers go for the top Zetec and Titanium series, we also want to make sure there's a great proposition for customers insistent on quality but not requiring top-of-the-range features."

 

Our Verdict

Ford Fiesta
Fiestas sold in Europe are ostensibly the same as those sold in America and Asia

The seventh-generation Ford Fiesta is the UK's best selling car, helped by frugal engines, handling verve and a big car feel

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