Ford has revealed the 2022 Fiesta with a bold new look
Ford has fixed the Mk8 Fiesta with a new face and improved interior
Almost by coincidence, Ford has revealed the facelifted Mk8 Fiesta just over a week since our review of the now pre-facelifted car. So, to keep up with rivals, the Fiesta has been modernised with a new front end, new colours and more tech to keep buyers happy.
The first thing you see is the redesigned front end, with your eyes being drawn to the bigger grill which dominates the front end, with new headlights at each corner of the grill. These headlights look smaller than the pre-facelift ones, which suits the shape of the car a bit better. There is a sharper looking bodykit on all models, including the ST which gets the redesign too. For the first time on a Fiesta, matrix LEDs are optional which no doubt will have their own signature light dance.
On the inside, the Fiesta is much the same as before but with a new 12.3-inch drivers screen which replaces the traditional dials. The screen comes with a raft full of driver aids which includes wrong way alert, active park assist, cross traffic alert, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control with stop and go. The central screen remains as an 8-inch touchscreen which features SYNC3 which also allows for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
Engine choices are limited to either petrol or petrol-hybrid now which means no pointless diesels in a supermini anymore. All engines are some form of the 1.0 EcoBoost petrol, with the basic option coming in at 99bhp and is the only one which can’t be had with a hybrid system. The petrol-hybrid engines can either be had with 123bhp or 153bhp, or if you want something a bit quicker, the ST is still about with it’s 1.5 EcoBoost pumping out a healthy 197bhp.
For commerical buyers, the Fiesta Van is still hanging in there and can only be had with the 123bhp EcoBoost engine which will have the hybrid system as standard.
Prices should be a little bit more the the pre-facelift Fiesta, so think about £16,700 for an entry level Fiesta with the non-hybrid 1.0 EcoBoost which would undercut the recently facelifted Polo by £1000.
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