Ford has updated the Fiesta model line for 2022
Is it me or does that front look worse?
Ford Released the latest 7th generation Fiesta all the way back in 2017 and after 4 years the brand has updated the model for the next few years before the mark 8 arrives in around 2025. However, not all of the changes are positive.
For a start the diesel option has been dropped completely from the range and the base price has been raised from £15,620 to £18,680 which is £3,060 more. I also get the feeling that the new styling direction might be controversial.
The new rear end. You can't tell the difference, can you?
On the plus side the headlights are now LEDs as standard and higher trim levels can be had with Matrix LEDs that can avoid dazzling other road users. Both the front and rear bumpers have been made to look more aggressive and the rear LEDs now have a slight tint to them. All the front grilles have been revised and with further differentiation between them so that the different model lines have a stronger distinction between each other. You can also have the Mean Green paint as shown on the ST above.
If you look at the picture above you will also notice that it only has 3 doors which is slightly surprising as the 5 door version seems to be far more popular. Chances are you'll see several 5 door versions before a 3 door version appears on the street. Its about the only major competitor in this class that can still be had with 3 doors with the options from Stellantis and the VW group only coming with 5 doors.
Trim levels include Trend, Titanium, ST-Line, Vignale and ST. The ST also comes with 1, 2 and 3 options for more equipment. Inside all models get a 12.3 inch drivers display for the gauges and they get an assist called the 'Wrong-way alert'.
Engine options include the 1 litre EcoBoost mild hybrid with 123bhp or 153bhp and the 197bhp EcoBoost; both with 3 cylinders. A 99bhp car with no hybrid system can be had as well.
It will be on sale in early 2022.