First look at the new Ford Fiesta
(www.autoinsidernews.com) - Ford of Europe is hard at work on a new Fiesta, which is an important part of the company's small car plan. Based on top-secret information, the U.K.'s AutoExpress has commissioned images that show how the car may look. The new design features cues from Ford of Europe's kinetic design language. The new Fiesta is based on Ford's new B2xx small car platform, which will also spawn the upcoming Mazda 2, reports Trend.
The new Fiesta will be bigger in every dimension, and feature a roomier cabin. The car will come with all of the required safety features, including front, side and head airbags, electronic brake-force distribution and traction control. The Fiesta will feature higher quality interior materials, and will be one of the first European Fords to offer the automaker's Sync technology co-developed with Microsoft, reports Trend.
Ford has said that it's not planning to import any existing European B-car models, and that its U.S. B-car will not arrive before 2010. Auto Express reports that the first B2xx platform car to arrive in the U.S. will be called the Ecosport, Volvo is considering using the platform for a sub-C30 car.