Ford’s revised supermini is set to go on sale in December with a revamped engine line-up that stars a 1.0 Ecoboost

Britain’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta, is expected to feature a sub-120g/km 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine when a facelifted version goes on 
sale in December.

The highly impressive turbocharged three-cylinder unit — one of Autocar’s favourite engines and already fitted to the Focus — will save owners at least 10g/km in 
CO2 emissions compared 
with the four-pot petrols that power today’s Fiesta.

That will bring savings in VED tax and fuel economy, but the engine will also add a lively driving style and pleasantly thrumming three-pot engine note to the Fiesta.

The 1.0 Ecoboost is just one example of a significantly revamped Fiesta engine range based on the powerplants recently announced for the Fiesta-based B-Max mini-MPV.

Also on the cards for the revised Fiesta are a 73bhp 
1.5 TDCi and a 93bhp 1.6 TDCi, tipped to replace the 1.4 TDCi. These engines will bring more power and slightly better CO2 emissions to diesel Fiestas.

There will also be styling changes, which incorporate 
the new grille and headlamps seen on the Fiesta ST.

A mule of the four-door Fiesta has been scooped testing in Germany, and it 
gives a few clues about the new front-end styling of the facelifted Fiesta, which will make its debut at the Paris show in September.

Despite a wave of smaller saloons from rivals Seat and Skoda, Ford won’t sell the four-door Fiesta in the UK. 

“It’s more for emerging markets and the hot and cold-weather countries than the UK,” said one insider.

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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16 June 2012

Is that wearing a disguise or is that it.......if that is it then it needs a facelift

Edit : No I can see now it is wearing a disguise, the fog light holes clearly show a chrome bumper behind. Fingers crossed.

16 June 2012

To the Focus ST or the next gen Mondeo for styling cues.

If you understand an engine, you understand the universe

16 June 2012


17 June 2012

Looks like it's going to look like the new Mondeo, the one with the Aston grille. 

17 June 2012

Alex Kersten wrote:

Despite a wave of smaller saloons from rivals Seat and Skoda, Ford won’t sell the four-door Fiesta in the UK. 

“It’s more for emerging markets and the hot and cold-weather countries than the UK,” said one insider.

Well, it was hot yesterday, and it was cold in January so we are a hot and cold weather country too.

17 June 2012

The grille on the B-Max is probably very similar to the one this facelift will feature.

18 June 2012

Best comparasion will be between a 93bhp 1.6 TDCi and the 1.0 eco boost, if two are gonna be close in the real world regarding running costs why would any private buyer want the heavier, noisy, less fun, smeller version?

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

18 June 2012

for me the Fiesta exterior still looked pretty fresh and the last one I tried drove fantastically with the 1.25 82 bhp engine, but the interior felt rather cheap plasticy and dated - a mile away from something like the Polo inside. Let's hope there is a little more conservative effort put into the interior.

18 June 2012

5 door Aston Cygnet anyone?

Ford has been offering Fiesta saloons for years. There are all sorts of interesting (some elegant, some ugly) saloon conversions that the UK doesn't get.

Occasionally Ireland gets some saloons though.

7 August 2012

I understand this article is from a while ago but I googled ford fiesta facelift and found an undisguised pic with just a tiny bit of backing tape. Its a close up with a navy blue colour and seems genuine. personal thoughts being its not quite as pretty as the current model but maybe its not very photogenic and may look better in the metal. 

Daniel Hamby

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