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2018 Ford Fiesta spotted in the wild

2018 Ford Fiesta spotted in the wild

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The Ford Fiesta is a great little car. Small yet roomy and great around town. It parks easily, can fit four people and a bit of shopping in the back too. So what has the little Ford got in store for us in its next iteration? Recent spy shots may tell us.

For a start, it looks bigger. I have never had a problem with the interior of the car but I know a few people complain that it is a little small. Well it is a small car and that diminutive size is one of its strengths as far as I’m concerned. Nevertheless, it looks like the 2018 Ford Fiesta is going to be a big longer and likely wider too.

The camouflage covering doesn’t tell us a whole lot but the new Fiesta does look a bit more angular than the existing one. I hope that’s obfuscation by the testers as I really like the style of the one we have. The Ford family grille is still there, as are the angled lights, but the front and rear end certainly have a more stark look about them.

The 2018 Ford Fiesta will likely appear mid-2017 so there is a while yet to find out a little more. We’ll let you know when we do.

Photo credit: KGP Photography.

2016 Ford Fiesta
Small cars have had an uphill struggle to take a foothold in North America. While us Canadians have been much more accepting of them, down south, they are still something of a rarity. That’s a shame because this subcompact is a superb little runabout. Sure it isn’t going to service a road trip. But for everyday commuting and driving around the city, it really is hard to beat.

The streamlined design is excellent. The curvature starts at the front grille, rises over the hood, windshield and over the rood to the rear rooftip spoiler. A curved hatch at the back finishes off the profile. It’s definitely a Ford, with that shark grille, angled lighting and detailing on every panel.

Inside, the cabin definitely feels larger than it should. Front seats are roomy while the rear are adequate for two adult passengers, leaving room in the hatch area for shopping or a small amount of luggage.

Under that hood is either a 1.6-litre four cylinder that’s good for 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque or a 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbo four that’s good for 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. A five speed manual or six speed automatic pushes power to the front wheels.

The 2016 Ford Fiesta is a fantastic little car with a lot of options and lots of technology. With Sync 3 now available, it is one of the best subcompacts on the market bar none. Check it out for yourself at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.

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