New Ford Fiesta to be unveiled later this year (Copyright: Ernst Heuter)
The increasing competition in small hatch market has forced Ford to give its popular Fiesta, a new look and the facelifted car will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
However, this is no minor nip and tuck, and the 2006 Fiesta will not only feature a new face but it will get a complete new interior too.
In terms of its exterior design Ford has made prominent changes to the Fiesta's front and rear end.
The car's nose will feature new headlights and a redesigned grille to reflect that of the new Focus. At the rear there are revised taillights and a new bumper too.
Fresh sideskirts and new alloy wheels complete the changes.
The biggest changes to the car are reserved for the interior where Ford is giving the Fiesta's cabin a quality and image boost. Its interior architecture will reflect that of the Focus and in terms of fit and finish rumours have it that quality will be top notch.
The engine range is set to stay the same but apparently all models will get an updated suspension setup.
Ford will probably only launch the facelifted Fiesta locally in the first quarter of 2006.