Refreshed Fiesta gains 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine and additional tech equipment.
Ford has released preliminary information about the 2013 Fiesta which is scheduled to debut at the Paris Motor Show in late September. The refreshed Fiesta is going to be available with additional tech equipment such as MyKey, Active City Stop and the Ford SYNC voice-activated in-car connectivity system.
Another significant update is the introduction of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine with 99 HP (74 kW) or 118 HP (88 kW). The 2013 Ford Fiesta will also be available with the 1.5-liter diesel engine with 74 HP (55 kW) borrowed from the B-MAX. There’s also the hotter ST version which will be motivated by a larger 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine capable of generating 177 HP (132 kW). This is the only version within the Fiesta range to get chassis updates.
As far as the design is concerned, we notice the Aston Martin-ish front trapezoidal grille which will also be seen on the new Mondeo. Other minor changes include the laser-cut headlamps with DRLs that use LEDs, while the interior has remained pretty much the same, except for the new tech goodies.
Additional details can be found in the press release below.