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New Fiesta St ; What A Load Of Guff !

18 June 2011 - 02:30 PM

If this is the "new" Fiesta ST supposedly caught lapping around the Nurburgring racetrack the other day - I'll each my own faeces!

Surely not?!?!


Fiesta St Here In Late 2012 . . .

31 March 2011 - 01:12 AM

So says Autocar. Just as well, cos that's when I am changing my current Titanium - as I do - every 3 years! Whether or not it'll be another Fiesta/Ford remains to be seen. I might juuuuust be tempted:


'focus Rs' Looks For Fiesta

24 March 2011 - 11:04 PM

Love that red interior!





Ken Block Wrecks His Wrc Fiesta In Portugal

24 March 2011 - 11:00 PM


New Fiesta Sales Reach 1 Million Units In Europe . . .

09 March 2011 - 10:10 PM

The latest generation of the Fiesta, which is also sold in the States, is proving to be quite a hit for Ford in Europe as sales have reached one million units. The milestone was achieved 28 months after the supermini first went on sale in the continent in October 2008. The European market versions of the three- and five-door Fiesta models are produced in Fordís plants in Cologne, Germany and Valencia, Spain. Ford said that the Fiestaís cumulative sales in Europe since the introduction of the first generation model in 1976 have so far totaled 14 million units.

According to the company, UK drivers have snagged close to a quarter of the new Fiesta models, with sales since launch totaling 239,742 units. Other interesting facts from the British market include the popularity of the five-door model that accounts for 70% of total sales, the growing percentage of versions fitted with an automatic transmission (close to 10%) and that 76% of the cars were ordered with a gasoline engine.

A couple of points of note: interesting to read that one in ten Fiesta's sold in the UK are like mine - automatic. I seem to recall Ford expecting only 6% to be automatics at the car's launch. Here's hoping then that a 1.6 power plant is not too far off . . . and with a DSG (or similar) box please Ford!

The new Fiesta is getting far too popular. I might have to change it quicker-than-expected at this rate! :P