Ford is reportedly planning to reveal a new hatchback which is the replacement of the current generation Ford Fiesta. The launch is set to take place in Germany on 29 November at a Ford event. The vehicle is expected to launch in India by the end of 2017.
According to a report by AutoExpress, Ford CEO Mark Fields and Ford of Europe president Jim Farley will present a new hatchback at an event titled ‘Go Further’ to be held in Cologne Germany.
“The new Fiesta will be our best expression of Ford – lovable fun, sporty to drive and with an unmatched personality true to the spirit of the iconic small car that has delighted generations of customers for the past 40 years,” Farley said.
While spy shots have revealed that the new model will sport dimensions similar to the current one, it is expected to go lower, and wider. There will be slim, swept back headlights while the tail lights will go horizontal instead of the standard vertical layout.
The new Ford Fiesta will be based on Ford’s Global B platform, which should help Ford save on costs in terms of R&D while being able to add better interiors and in-car features. Expect an overhauled infotainment system with a larger touchscreen, with Ford’s Sync 3 software. For now there are no details about Ford Fiesta’s powertrain.
Updated Date: Nov 21, 2016 16:21:44 IST