As the 2013 Fiesta gets ready for its official debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Ford has revealed a officially revealed images and details this revamped model. The previous model, sixth generation Fiesta subcompact car was launched earlier in 2008 while it made its entry into US markets only in 2010. Now the next generation model is getting ready for showing where it is seen with a front grille that looks like an Aston Martin.
The new 2013 Fiesta will be offered in Ford’s revolutionary 1.0L EcoBoost engine option. This small 3 cylinder engine will be available in two options, 100 PS (99 hp) and 125 PS (123 hp). Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost is also the recepient of 2012 International Engine of the Year award. Ford is yet to reveal details on mileage and emissions.
2013 Fiesta will also be offered in a powerful 1.6 liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine offering 182 hp. It is packed with premium technologies and Ford SYNC infotainment system. It will also possess all the trimmings of Active City Stop System that comes to the aid of drivers specially in the case of low speed collisions. MyKey system will also be offered with the new Fiesta while the latest in technology will enable customers to configure speed limits, audio controls and a host of other safety aids making this vehicle ideal for novice young drivers.
Martin Smith, Design Director, Ford Europe, said, “Fiesta has been one of the world’s best-loved small cars across five decades, and the sporty appeal of the last generation Fiesta inspired real passion among global compact car customers, contributing to its status as the world’s most successful small car. We had to keep that vital part of Fiesta’s make-up – but we also wanted to give it a more sophisticated look.”
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Ford Reveals Stylish New Fiesta; Advanced Technology Includes SYNC, MyKey and 1.0-litre EcoBoost Engine
• Ford unveils dynamic new Fiesta with sharper design and exclusive features
• Redesigned Fiesta delivers cutting-edge technology including Ford SYNC voice-activated connectivity system, Active City Stop and the European debut of MyKey
• Fiesta will be equipped with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to deliver expected best-in-class fuel economy
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 5, 2012 – Ford today revealed the dynamic new version of the best-selling Fiesta that features a sharper design and a host of exclusive technology features.
The new Fiesta will be on stage tomorrow in Amsterdam at Ford’s special “Go Further” product event hosted by Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally and attended by 2,500 dealers.
New Fiesta delivers an advanced package of technologies including voice-activated in-car connectivity system Ford SYNC, Active City Stop and the European debut of MyKey. It will also be equipped with the acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to deliver expected best-in-class fuel economy.
“Fiesta has been one of the world’s best-loved small cars across five decades, and the sporty appeal of the last generation Fiesta inspired real passion among global compact car customers, contributing to its status as the world’s most successful small car,” said Martin Smith, Ford of Europe executive design director. “We had to keep that vital part of Fiesta’s make-up – but we also wanted to give it a more sophisticated look.”
The new Fiesta marks the latest chapter in the journey of the popular small car. Ford launched the first Fiesta in 1976 and has since sold more than 15 million models around the world. New Fiesta features design cues inspired by the latest Ford global design language and concept vehicles.
The Fiesta’s face is dominated by a trapezoidal front grille, bracketed by laser-cut headlamps with daytime running lamps that use LED technology, and features a power-dome bonnet design. The redesigned Fiesta also delivers a harmonious and ergonomically optimised interior.
Fiesta follows Ford’s approach of democratising technology – bringing advanced features to a greater number of drivers for the first time – and will be unique among its European competitors in featuring Active City Stop, a system designed to help drivers avoid low speed collisions.
Ford SYNC in-car connectivity system delivers an unprecedented level of connectivity, enabling owners to voice-activate phone calls and music selection from devices connected via Bluetooth or USB. The SYNC system includes Emergency Assistance, which directly connects the vehicle occupants to local emergency services operators after an accident, in the correct language for the region.
The new Fiesta will also feature the European debut of segment-first MyKey, which will enable parents in particular to encourage safer driving and limit their teenager’s exposure to risk at the wheel. The system allows owners to configure maximum speed and audio volume limits. It also mutes audio until seat belts are fastened and ensures driver aids, safety systems and more vigorous alerts cannot be deactivated when used.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is the 2012 “International Engine of the Year” and is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy.
Ford will reveal more details about the new European Fiesta range at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Ford’s Next Generation Mondeo Will Combine with 1.0 EcoBoost Engine to Redefine Family Car Efficiency
Ford has earmarked the all-new Mondeo as the next European model to be fitted with its award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, following Focus, B-MAX, Fiesta and C-MAX
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will become the smallest-ever engine to be specified in such a large family car, enabling industry-leading efficiencies including best-in-class fuel economy and CO2 emissions
The next-generation Ford Mondeo 1.0-litre EcoBoost forms part of Ford’s major new European product rollout, which is being detailed at today’s “Go Further” event in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 6, 2012 – Ford’s next generation Mondeo for Europe will be equipped with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, making it the largest-ever Ford vehicle to be fitted with such a small displacement engine.
“Today’s smartest technology offers customers more from less,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “This is as true of engines as it is of computers and smartphones, and by equipping the all-new Mondeo in Europe with our acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine we are delivering cutting-edge technology that delivers a very real and tangible customer benefit.”
This game-changing version of the next-generation Mondeo is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy and CO2 emissions of less than 130g/km but with the power and refinement of a considerably larger engine. These latest plans formed part of Ford’s aggressive new product rollout strategy for Europe detailed at a special “Go Further” event today in Amsterdam.
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost, the 2012 “International Engine of the Year,” is the most power-dense production engine the company has ever produced. With an engine block small enough to sit on a piece of A4 paper, it produces 125PS and 170Nm of torque (and up to 200Nm in “overboost” mode), delivered from just 1450rpm.
The sophisticated engine features advanced technologies including twin independent variable
camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), a compact, low-inertia turbo that spins at 248,000rpm, direct fuel injection, an aluminium cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold, low friction piston coatings, low tension piston rings, low friction crank seals and a cambelt-in-oil design.
“Both ingenuity and affordability are part of our ‘Go Further’ brand promise, and we believe that having been the first to produce a compact engine capable of meeting the expectations of CD-segment customers, we can now establish a new benchmark for engine down-sizing within this competitive sector,” said Rolf Deges, Mondeo assistant chief programme engineer.