2018 Ford Fiesta Spied for the First Time

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Spy photos have emerged showing the next-generation Ford Fiesta. 

Although mules have been running around for a little while now, this is the first full body prototype caught testing in the flesh, revealing what we can expect from the new subcompact Ford. Despite using the same platform, these photos indicate that the Fiesta is going to grow in size, compared to the current car.

Along with added size, more upmarket features are said to be coming to the Fiesta to leave space for the smaller and cheaper Ford Ka which is sold in Europe and other world markets.

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Less buttons and a cleaner interior are expected with a larger touchscreen fit in the center stack that will run Ford’s new SYNC3 system.

 Under the hood, a range of 3- and 4-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engines will be offered. A hotter Fiesta ST, possibly badged as the Fiesta RS, is also expected to join the lineup. 

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  • smartacus

    ooh not sure if more size is a good thing for this car

  • timothyhood

    I never understood why manufacturers keep growing their cars until they have to come up with a new model to fill in the gap creating by upsizing their whole line. Wouldn’t it just make better sense to add a new model in whatever size category not currently covered by your model line?

    Anyone remember when the Honda Civic was a subcompact for two? Now, it is a family sedan, halfway to becoming a stretch limo.

  • Bug S Bunny

    Making the new gen car bigger than the old gen car is a bragging point. I recall back in ~73 when the Mustang II was being advertised; the ads proclaimed “more than a foot shorter than the original [65 model]”…those ads didn’t last too long. North American customers always want bigger, not smaller.

  • JJ

    My guess is it’s a sales/marketing tactic. It’s probably easier to introduce new nameplates to the market in the entry-level segments where the price alone will get people to take a look. Meanwhile, the harder sells (larger, more expensive etc.) are aided by established brands with good reputations. For example, a full-size Honda Accord will probably sell better that if they kept the model firmly in the mid-size bracket and introduced a new nameplate for a larger vehicle.

    Although that didn’t really work out for the Taurus so who really knows.