The seventh-generation Ford Fiesta was presented in Cologne, Germany, with some big improvements. Together with a more upscale inside, the Fiesta gets cylinder deactivation and a new Active crossover variant for Europe.
Ford reliminated 20 buttons on the middle stack and put in a floating 8-inch touchscreen in the cabin. Together with a cleaner user interface, on the new model, Ford is also giving improved materials. Ford’s new Sync 3 system as well as a premium B&O PLAY sound system should be expected.
The European Fiesta comes with 15 new safety features for drivers
The European Fiesta comes with 15 new safety features for drivers, says Ford . A new anti-collision system in front detects objects 130 meters forward of the car. That’s 20 times more than the current car. If the vehicle doesn’t stop immediately, autonomous braking activates right away.
Ford hasn’t revealed full specs on the Fiesta. We don’t actually know what all of the options will be. All we know that this model will be available with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. It will have a new range of five-speed and six-speed transmissions in Europe . To upgrade fuel economy, Ford remarked it is bringing in a cylinder deactivation on its 1.0-liter unit. That is world’s first for a three-cylinder engine. The feature can release or take back one cylinder in 14 milliseconds when under light engine load.
The Euro-spec Fiesta is going to be available in four trims. Those four are the classic Titanium, the sporty ST-Line, the upscale Vignale, and the new a bit higher-riding Active crossover. It’s not clear at the moment which versions will get to the U.S., but we hope a next-gen ST is in the cards some day.