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2016-11-30 13:18

NEW FIESTA RANGE: The next-generation Ford Fiesta will comprise four derivatives. Image: NewsPress

Cologne, Germany -  Ford revealed its next-generation Fiesta at a special “Go Further” event in Cologne, Germany.

Four new production variants were unveiled to an audience of 2500 dealers, employees and media at the company’s Cologne Niehl manufacturing facility - the home of Fiesta.

When will it arrive in SA? According to Ford South Africa, "no timelines or confirmations of engines etc. for SA yet".

Four new Fiestas

Ford revealed four distinctive production variants of the next generation Fiesta: the Fiesta Titanium, the Ford Performance-inspired Fiesta ST-Line, the upscale Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover.

READ: Ford celebrates 40 Years of Fiesta

Ford says its expanded Fiesta range will offer more personalisation options to customers than ever before, and “enhances the sporty, fun to drive character” customers have become accustomed to.

The next-generation Ford Fiesta debuted with a spectacular unveil to music performed by the award-winning DJ Yoda assisted by a “YuMi” collaborative robot. Ford is among first auto makers to develop a new, closely integrated approach to car workers and collaborative robots working together on the assembly line. 

Altered 1.0-litre EcoBoost

Ford powertrain engineers applied cylinder deactivation technology to improve fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions for the multi-award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine, without sacrificing refinement, says the automaker.

READ: Ford SA's cheapest EcoBoost-powered Fiesta yet

Ford’s compact and powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost will be the first three-cylinder engine in the world to feature cylinder deactivation. The automaker says the technology can disengage or re-engage the cylinder in 14 milliseconds - 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.

The four models:

1. Titanium

2. Vignale

3. Active Series

4. ST

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