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New Ford Fiesta Gets A Facelift And More Tech For 2021



Ford has unveiled the new Fiesta supermini which will be available with digital instruments, LED lights and new colours to choose from.



One of the biggest changes you’ll notice is that the 2021 Fiesta has been given a new front end, the bonnet line is now taller and a larger grille sits on the front with the Ford logo in the centre just like with earlier Fiesta models. Plus LED headlights will now be standard across the whole range.

There will three trim levels available, the Trend, Titanium and ST-Line. The Trend model is your basic Fiesta, the Titanium version has more tech and the ST Line is fitted with a much sportier body kit and extra horses.

There will be three versions of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine to choose from, the entry-level 99bhp unit, a 123bhp unit and 153bhp versions which come with 48v mild-hybrid assistance. This essentially sees a battery tacked on to help cut the engine earlier when coming to a stop and keeping the start/stop system running longer. Ford claims the entry level can reach 45.2mpg and the hybrid up to 48mpg.

The Fiesta will be available with a six-speed manual and the 123bhp EcoBoost version can be had with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto. Every Fiesta has Eco, Normal and Sport drive modes and, despite not having all-wheel drive, the Active trim also has Trail and Slippery modes.


The Fiesta ST comes with a more powerful 1.5-litre EcoBoost that churns out 198bhp and is capable of hitting 100km/h in 6.5 seconds.

As for the interior little has changed except for an upgrade in tech. The Fiesta now has digital dials like the Puma and you can change the colours and design depending what mood you’re in. New features include ‘Local Hazard Information’, which alerts you to upcoming dangers on your route and ‘Wrong Way Alert’. Ford also says that the new 2021 Fiesta is now part of its FordPass app, allowing you to track and remotely control your car.


Prices for the new 2021 Ford Fiesta will range between 15.000 and 27.000 euros, with the first deliveries going out in the begining of 2022.

Why Is The Fiesta So Popular?

Ford Fiestas are popular for a variety of reasons, including their affordability, practicality, reliability, and performance. Here are some of the key factors that have contributed to the popularity of Ford Fiestas:

  1. Affordability: Ford Fiestas are one of the more affordable options in the small car segment, making them a popular choice for drivers on a budget.
  2. Practicality: Despite their small size, Ford Fiestas are practical cars that can accommodate up to five passengers and provide ample cargo space for groceries, luggage, and other items. They are also fuel-efficient, with some models achieving up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway.
  3. Reliability: Ford Fiestas are known for their reliability, with a reputation for being well-built and long-lasting. This has made them a popular choice for drivers who want a car that will last them for many years.
  4. Performance: While the Ford Fiesta is not a high-performance car, it offers good handling and acceleration for its class, with some models featuring sport-tuned suspensions and turbocharged engines for added power.
  5. Technology: Many newer Ford Fiestas feature advanced technology options, such as touchscreens, smartphone integration, and advanced safety features like blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning.

Overall, the Ford Fiesta’s combination of affordability, practicality, reliability, performance, and technology has made it a popular choice for drivers around the world. It is a versatile car that can meet the needs of a wide range of drivers, from first-time car buyers to experienced commuters.

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