The first-generation Ford Fiesta was released in 1979 initially for the European market. It was made available in the United States and was offered in four variants. It’s updated second-generation, also known as the Fiesta Mark II, was unveiled in 1983 and received exterior and engine upgrades. From 1989 to the 2000s, the Ford Fiesta got pleasant upgrades that made it popular with loyal fans and new followers.
In the Philippines, the Ford Fiesta was formally launched at the 2010 Philippine International Motor Show.
The Ford Fiesta measures 1,469mm tall, 1,735mm wide, and 4,068mm long with a 2,493mm wheelbase. The sixth-generation release features a sporty exterior made interesting with contemporary detailing from the back up to the rear. Highlights include the hexagonal grille with chrome slats, a curved pair of headlights, nicely-shaped shoulder lines with chrome detailings, body-colored door handles and side mirrors, a broad rear bumper with black cladding, a rear hatch, a pair of vertical taillights, and a roof-mounted spoiler. Supporting the Ford Fiesta is a set of multi-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin of the Ford Fiesta provides a good riding experience as it offers a decent space for four to five passengers. Notable features include power doors with automatic locks, six to four-way adjustable seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, 12V power point, storage bins at the front door, rear aircon vents, cupholders, a passenger seatback pocket at the front, easy-to-read driving clusters, and a steering wheel with controls.
Technology & Safety Features
The Ford Fiesta is equipped with a good number of airbags, electronic stability control, an anti-lock braking system, electric power-assisted steering child safety rear door locks, a perimeter alarm, a rearview camera, remote keyless entry, an anti-theft system, tire pressure monitoring system, clash alert system, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Ford Fiesta utilized the Ford B platform. It is equipped with an independent McPherson strut suspension at the front and a non-independent twist-beam suspension at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Ford Fiesta is available in a 1.5-liter engine that emits 110 horsepower with 140 Newton meters and a turbocharged 1.0-liter that produces 123 horsepower with 170 Newton meters. It is paired with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.