The Ford Fiesta is a car which has been bringing hassle-free motoring to the masses for generations. As a household name, it’s often a go-to option for first-time drivers, families and everyone in between.
So what can the latest Ford Fiesta bring to the table? Let’s dive in and find out some of the key tech highlights.
Diesel power is no longer an option
That’s right, there’s no diesel available with the Fiesta anymore. Whereas the little hatch used to be accompanied by the choice of a 1.5-litre diesel engine, Ford has made the decision to axe it entirely from the line-up.
A Ford spokesperson recently said that demand had steadily declined for diesel-powered Fiesta models, prompting the decision to remove it from its range.
But mild-hybrid technology is now on offer
Offsetting the removal of diesel power is a new mild-hybrid Fiesta. It uses a 48-volt hybrid system which is combined with an already-efficient 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine. It brings a total of 153bhp, meaning there’s more than enough performance on tap.
The system can also recover the energy usually lost during braking and coasting. Stored in batteries, this can then be used to boost the engine under acceleration, adding further zip to the Fiesta.
A new Fiesta ST Edition provides a limited-edition model for enthusiasts
The Fiesta ST is already well-renowned for being one of the best-handling cars on sale today, but Ford has looked to elevate this with a limited-run Edition model.
Just 300 examples will be produced, with each bringing special tuning, two-way adjustable coilover suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels, which are two kilograms lighter than the regular ST’s wheels.
Trend trim brings value-for-money motoring
Ford recently added a new Trend trim to its line-up of Fiesta specifications. Priced from £15,995, the Trend is available as both a three and five-door car and brings 16-inch alloy wheels, metallic paint and privacy glass as standard.
It also gets Ford’s SYNC infotainment system as standard, which incorporates both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
There are loads of on-board assistance systems available
Though the Fiesta might be one of Ford’s smallest vehicles, it benefits from some big-car technology which is there to make driving easier and safer, too.
It can be fitted with high-end systems such as Active Park Assist - which can essentially park the car for you - as well as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping aid and traffic sign recognition.
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