Model will be launched at the LA motor show in December
8 October 2009

Ford will launch the US version of the Fiesta at the Los Angeles motor show in December.

The US firm launched the ‘Fiesta Movement’ earlier this year, which saw 100 Euro-spec Fiestas being given to people to blog about their experiences and drum up interest in the car.

Sam De La Garza, Ford Fiesta marketing manager, said: “This is the perfect time to show the North American Fiesta.

“The Fiesta Movement will have wrapped up, and after hearing so much about this car leading up to the reveal, everyone will finally get to see what we are so excited about.”

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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10 October 2009

US Spec Fiesta= Built in Mexico with Shitty Eastern Bloc Quality, heavilly decontented to be able to sell the car for the sub $10,000 or 6200 Pound base model price.

The gray plastic Interior, with unpainted white Accents looks cheap (way too cheap for the prices you Brits get robbed for on this car), the rear window was ripped off an 2007-2011 Hyundai Accent hatchback, and Nissan, Toyota and KIA plan on bringing in next gen Versa (Next gen- Renault Clio)Yaris and Rio Subcompacts to the US market with more power and more fuel economy in 2011 as well.

In 2012 with all of the competition bombarding the US market, this car can be in the top 5-10 in its class, but I assure you it definately wont be the leader. If this car has the build quality I believe it will have it, will get pushed to the back quickly.

10 October 2009

I have a feeling that this car will do very well at first, and then for some reason It will start seeing sales dramatically drop off, and then the rumors about build quality will come out.

Time will tell, we'll see.

10 October 2009

Why so anti-Ford Hyundaismoke? Did a Ford salesman sleep with your missus?

10 October 2009

[quote HyundaiSmoke]Nissan, Toyota and KIA plan on bringing in next gen Versa (Next gen- Renault Clio)Yaris and Rio Subcompacts [/quote]

The Nissan Versa is a very different car to the Fiesta. It is based on the current generation of Clio platform, but the quality inside is worse than the European Fiesta (nice seats though). It weighs a LOT more than the Fiesta, so needs a 1.8 for the same performance, hurting fuel economy. The ride and handling are nowhere near the same league. Fiesta will trounce the Versa.

Toyota Yaris is much smaller. It also does not have the image - the Fiesta is going to come in with no "old person compact" image problems to deal with and it looks significantly better. Again, ride and handling wise if kept to European spec the Fiesta beats it hands down.

Kia Rio - Completely out-classed right now. I can't comment on any possible new model, but if all they do is an engine upgrade then it won't hold a candle to the Fiesta.

That's pretty much the competition. The accent is appalling and should not be mentioned in the same breath. Same with the Cobalt.

If Ford price this right (not too cheap, not too expensive), they keep the suspension to European spec and the build quality is OK then this thing will fly out of the showrooms. I love the European Fiesta, I've just moved to North America (and just purchased one car, one more to go) and if the Fiesta is out in time then I'll probably be buying one.

12 October 2009

If youve seen the Forte, you will know the Direction KIA is going with its Next Gen Rio.

The Accent might be Appaling to you, but to me the Yaris and Versa are Appaling. The Versa 1.8 Revs at 4500 RPMs at 80 MPH. The Accent 1.6 revs at 3200 RPMs at 80 MPH. The Yaris feels like it should cost less than an Accent, but it doesnt. Therefore, I feel like Im getting ripped off. The Accent unlike all of these cars mentioned is the most reliable in its class as well in America.

As an American I know Ford, and I know how their products are. They are great in Europe, but then they come here and they always run like shit after 3 years of use. Big cars small cars whatever. The Fiesta being built in Mexico is Appaling, and in 4 years the quality rankings on it will be appaling as well.

Watch Youll see. I dont trust those TRICKSTERS FROM FORD. Also, driving an American car in America= a big sign that says youre not educated or tech savvy. As American cars are usually for White Trash and Ghetto Dwellers. At least with a KIA people will think you know how to use a computer.

12 October 2009

In America its a lot better to be associated with Ghetto than White Trash, and driving an American car here will get people thinking you are White Trash. Remember, Ford's top seller here is a Pickup Truck. Not only their top seller, but they sell more copies of one pickup truck (F-150) than all of its cars combined.

Ill tell you whats really Appaling, the fact that Hyundai put a 1.4L in Accents in Britain. That car is way too heavy to have such a small displacement not tied to a turbo. The Accent was not made for British Tastes at all, unlike the Hyundai i20.

However, According to a lot of American Magazines "The Hyundai i20 shows that Hyundai can mix Premium and small, but its smaller than Accent Size, Nanny Controls interfering with performance, and Powertrain Choices might not cut it here in America, though in terms of looks would be a grat possibel direction for the Accent to go."

We have different tastes.

Yall Europeans love VWs, I like how they look, but I wouldnt buy one of those unreliable rattletraps.

12 October 2009

Im just being stragiht up, when I think Ford small car is the last thing I think. When I think of Ford I think of Muscle Cars and big pickup Trucks. Why would I want a Subcompact from them, when I can get one that I know for a fact will last longer from a Foreign company like Hyundai.

Sure the Ford is a Mazda 2, but Mazda is a Rubbish auto company. Or havent you seen their reliablity rankings here?

12 October 2009

Mazda=Japanese Alfa Romeo.

12 October 2009

[quote HyundaiSmoke]As an American I know Ford, and I know how their products are. They are great in Europe, but then they come here and they always run like *** after 3 years of use. Big cars small cars whatever. The Fiesta being built in Mexico is Appaling, and in 4 years the quality rankings on it will be appaling as well. [/quote]

Why would we possibly care what you think on a car we don't get here- and really judging from this...

[quote HyundaiSmoke] Watch Youll see. I dont trust those TRICKSTERS FROM FORD. Also, driving an American car in America= a big sign that says youre not educated or tech savvy. As American cars are usually for White Trash and Ghetto Dwellers. At least with a KIA people will think you know how to use a computer.[/quote]

Can't think that Hyundai /Kia would feel that happy knowing they have such an ardent supporter in you- what does that say about them- considering what a jaundiced view you have of the world, lacking in any sort of empathy for your fellow countryman-and judging by your blitz of posts, the brand would stand for bigoted mean-minded wackos, dunno if Hyundai/Kia would be that happy about that

13 October 2009

This is a British Website and it is widely known that you guys are pretty much the only people in the world that loves Ford small cars.

Im actually getting tired of it too. They dont deserve to survive as a company and you guys help prop them up.

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