Currently reading: Ford replaces entry-level Fiesta Zetec in UK
New Trend trim supersedes Zetec as cheapest Fiesta, with prices rising £530
Felix Page Autocar writer
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26 July 2019

Ford has revamped its Fiesta line-up in the UK with the addition of a new Trend trim, which features more equipment as standard than the Zetec it replaces.

Prices for the entry-level Fiesta Trend start from £15,995, marking a £530 increase over the model’s previous starting price of £15,465, and a £2000 jump from last year’s entry-level Style model. 

Available in three- and five-door Fiestas, Trend trim makes up for the price jump with a number of features not found on previous base-model Fiestas, including 16in alloy wheels, tinted windows, metallic paint, chrome exterior trim and halogen projector headlights. 

As standard, the new trim package also features Ford’s latest infotainment and connectivity system, lane keep assist and intelligent speed limiter. 

MyKey, the brand’s new configurable key technology, can be programmed to impose speed restrictions and sound system output limits for some younger drivers.

The Trend is powered by a 1.1-litre petrol three-cylinder unit producing 84bhp. In the outgoing five-door Zetec, this engine achieved a combined 55.4mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and emitted 114g/km of CO2. 

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain’s managing director, said the Trend “has been designed with our value Fiesta shopper in mind and represents the package of styling and ease of use they require”.

The line-up reshuffle follows the axing in March of almost half the UK Fiesta line-up. Ford withdrew 37 variants from sale, raising the price of the cheapest option from £13,765 to £15,465.

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26 July 2019

 Replace a cheaper level with a Car that costs more...?, eh! What ?

26 July 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Replace a cheaper level with a Car that costs more...?, eh! What ?

 

Don't just skim the article, read and try to understand it. There is no compulsion for any item, be it a car, freezer or cutlery set to be replaced by a cheaper version, and if you think there is, then explain the compulsory link. Question too difficult for you...?

26 July 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Replace a cheaper level with a Car that costs more...?, eh! What ?

The price increase is £530, the spec increase is worth about £1200, if not slightly more.. Metallic paint is now standard, which is normally about £500.

28 July 2019

He likes the sound of his voice and think people value his opinion, I reckon it's Piers (M)organ in disguise

27 July 2019

Seems a good idea its a liitle more expensive but added value seems better, plus best car in this class knocks the pudding Polo for six

26 July 2019

Henry Ford may have said any colour so long as it's black but I think he was talking about the paintwork. I like driving your cars but Ford, every Fiesta and Focus interior is black, black and more black! Give us some choice please.

 

26 July 2019
Ford are making a mistake here. I believe the UK are familiar with the Ford trim levels. Deleting Ghia was a mistake and now Zetec?!? Trend sounds like a cheap VW trim level

26 July 2019
Why is there an Alfa 159 estate in the gallery?

Between this and the typos cropping up on articles, the quality of this publication defit seems to be slipping.

27 July 2019

12.950 Euros on the Ford Germany website for a Fiesta Model, the specification is lower, but that is a big price difference. 

27 July 2019

I can never understand the practice of setting unrealistic high list prices in order to offer discounted cars, scrappage allowances, and "bargain" finance offers to everyone. Surely all it does is increase the tax paid on every car and ensure that Ford cars continue to have one of the highest percentage depreciation figures in the industry. 

But then if gullible people are prepared the full amount and take advantage of the many offers, then good luck to the company. 

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