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    Spying: Ford Fiesta


    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    April 11, 2012

    The sub-compact market is heating up with vehicles like the Chevrolet Sonic, Kia Rio, and Hyundai Accent providing tough competition. One of the vehicles who kicked off the return of sub-compact vehicles, the Ford Fiesta, is getting a refresh.

    Car & Driver got their hands on some spy shots of a Ford Fiesta hatchback and sedan undergoing some testing.

    The Fiesta will take on some Ford's design cues seen on the Taurus and new Fusion. The front end will get an Aston Martin-esk grill layout and new headlights. Around the back, the sedan new taillights and a reshaped trunklid that brings it in line with the Focus. As the hatchback, changes are unknown for the time being.

    Also, expect Ford's new 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost engine to possibly replace the current 1.6L four-cylinder.

    Expect to see the refreshed Fiesta make an appearance later this year or sometime next year.

    Source: Car & Driver

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    ??? I was more than pleased with my Fiesta's frugal ways.

    What does the Sonic 1.4 get in RW driving? The 1.8 seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle with regards to buzz, imo. What does a Sonic 1.8 get when it's not just a computer program at the EPA, or on the internet? Serious question, not entirely a smartass one.

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    I think the Fiesta is an excellent small car, but that new Ford face ... I don't know. It works great on a larger car like the new Fusion, but on a small car like the Fiesta it looks like a wide mouth bass made love to a Aston Martin Cygnet.

    After thought: I somehow don't mind it as much on the ST models, for some reason.

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    ??? I was more than pleased with my Fiesta's frugal ways.

    What does the Sonic 1.4 get in RW driving? The 1.8 seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle with regards to buzz, imo. What does a Sonic 1.8 get when it's not just a computer program at the EPA, or on the internet? Serious question, not entirely a smartass one.

    Our 1.8 Sonic is averaging 29.7 mpg in mixed driving.

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