31 Oct 2017
Since the conception of the Fiesta range in 1976, Ford has set the benchmark for small hatchbacks. The ethos behind the Fiesta was to be a practical car with good fuel economy. Development of the EcoBoost engine has continued through each generation to remain ahead of the competition. To this date, the Ford Fiesta still remains one of the most popular new lease cars in the UK. In 2014 the Fiesta broke the record for the most sold car in Britain of all time.
The new face lift model is the eighth generation for 2017, with the entry model being the Style. The Style edition consists of a standard 4.2-inch display, 15” steel wheels, cloth seats and air conditioning. Compared to the next model up – the Zetec features an attractive chrome grille, 15” alloy wheels and a 6.5-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, perfect for use with your smartphones satellite navigation app.
As for the engine, the Style and Zetec both share a 5 speed 1.1 litre petrol engine with start/stop technology as standard and has an average fuel economy of around 64mpg; however the Style is not available with the manufacturers signature 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine; Fords most economical line of engine and voted engine of the year for the third year running back in 2014. See our range of Ford Fiesta personal leasing deals.
This year the Fiesta range has been extended with the addition of the B+O model, available in Zetec or Titanium trim, the B+O features a top of the range 8-inch satellite navigation system and 675W B&O stereo system which will certainly appeal to the music lovers out there. What also sets the B+O apart from the range is the glamorous choice of colours exclusive to the series – Bohai Mint or Chrome Copper.
Those that opt for the Titanium trim will have a leather steering wheel, cruise control, 16” alloy wheels and a larger 8.8-inch infotainment display. As for exterior styling, the Titanium includes sophisticated placements of chrome trim surrounding the windows and grille. The standard Titanium and B+O Titanium both come with a 1 litre turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine with an average fuel economy of 66mpg.
Above the Titanium lies the step up Titanium X edition; this bridges the gap between the normal range and the premium Vignale model. The X has part leather seats, heated steering wheel, reversing camera and B&O stereo system. The exterior shares the same chrome features as the previous Titanium trim.
If you prefer a sportier style, the ST-Line makes the most out of the Fiesta’s superb handling. The Fiesta ST-Line features 17” alloy wheels, sporty style body kit and sports suspension. On the inside are sport style seats and leather steering wheel, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and keyless start. In terms of spec, the ST-line is based on the Zetec model; therefore the front grille is meshed instead of chrome and window trims are black instead.
The Fiesta ST is expected to arrive early 2018 and will be much faster than the ST-Line models, the exterior styling is much more aggressive and the interior will feature Recaro sport seats and plenty of ST badged trim on the shift knob, floor mats and steering wheel. The standard engine is a 1.6 litre EcoBoost with an average of 48mpg and has a 0-60 time of 6.9s.
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