Cologne factory puts on decorations to mark new Fiesta production
15 July 2008

Ford has decorated its Niehl factory in Cologne with a multicoloured wrap to celebrate the start of new Ford Fiesta production.The company transformed the building overnight, so Cologne residents were greeted with a surprise burst of colour where a standard grey industrial building stood the day before.The factory staff have even taken to wearing brightly coloured overalls to mark the occasion. Karl Anton, manager for the Niehl plant, said, “Our workers are so smitten with the new Fiesta that we have decided to re-christen the plant the ‘Fiesta Love Factory’ and decorate it in celebration.”The new Fiesta goes on sale in October, and will make its UK debut at the British Motor Show later this month.

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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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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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