Latest pictures of the facelifted Fiesta, which will be premiered in Paris, show slimmer headlights and a revised front end
6 July 2012

These are the latest spy shots of the facelifted Ford Fiesta, which will go on sale in October after its premiere at the Paris motor show.

Ford’s insiders describe the changes as a “nip and tuck”, with new front-end styling inspired by the Ford Evos concept from last year’s Frankfurt motor show. Our photos show the slimmer headlights and a bolder trapezoidal grille initially previewed on the Fiesta ST concept. 

Production models are likely to have the badge featured more prominently than the current car.

Mechanical changes will include the introduction of Ford’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder Ecoboost engine, although there will be no significant revisions to the suspension or steering.

The performance-orientated Fiesta ST will go on sale in 2013. It will be powered by a 1.6-litre Ecoboost engine tuned to produce 180bhp. The engine is the same basic unit as found in Ford’s WRC car. The engine is tipped to be mated to a short-throw six-speed manual gearbox

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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6 July 2012

If it looks like that, then its worse!

Teeny headlights and a gaping mouth don't look good.

6 July 2012

The Fiesta's a decent little car, but I'm not keen on those new front lights.

6 July 2012

Although it's very obvious that the Fiesta is popular does anybody know what percentage are fleet sales and what percentage are private sales? Regards.

6 July 2012

I think Ford should leave well enough alone.The headlights are very slim as they are and the gaping grille will look out of place.It could be  a Fiat Punto type of facelift.See how popular they are.......not!!!

6 July 2012

I would imagine the B-Max front end gives a pointer towards how this 'new' Fiesta will look, and that seems pretty neat to me.

6 July 2012

I've seen it under the disguise. It looks good, bit more mature than current car, almost a little Masrerati-ish around the headlamps/snout area. 

10 September 2012

The new Fiesta looks better here than it did in those earlier pictures.  Difficult to know until seen in the metal.


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