The new 2009 Ford Fiesta has been spotted on American soil. This next generation Fiesta will be sold in Europe and in the U.S. when it is released.
The design of the Fiesta follows Ford of Europe’s kinetic design language and the car is expected to look virtually the same on both sides of the Atlantic, although the U.S. version will likely have a longer nose to meet U.S. crash standards. This follows Ford’s future plans of combining the design languages of U.S. Fords and Fords in Europe.
The new small Ford will be based on the new Mazda 2, although with more of a European look.
A 1.6L engine is going to the only engine offered in the U.S. when the car arrives sometime next year as a 2009 model. The car will most likely be manufactured in Mexico or Brazil to keep costs low.
It’s good to see that Ford is finally going to have some small cars in their lineup. I wish that they would also bring the new Mazda 2 here as well.
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