The new Ford Fiesta arrives in 2021 with a redesigned front end and minor design changes to stay strong until the arrival of its successor in just over two years.
Ford has unveiled the 2021 Fiesta to try to keep it in the pillory, especially considering that tough rivals such as the Renault Clio or the Opel Corsa have changed generations recently and have made a more than important leap in quality.
The good news for Ford is that his Party It is one of those well-thought-out cars, so it has not lost its appeal in the face of (almost) newcomers. Because the main aesthetic changes are practically reduced to the front, with a new hood, the transition from the brand’s oval to the grille and a new design full led headlights.
Also behind pilots appear with relocated lights and some cosmetic changes, as well as a couple of new colors for the bodies of the normal versions: Boundless Blue and Beautiful Berry.
By normal versions I mean the Trend, Titanium, ST-Line and Active finishes, which is the version of the country spirit and SUV image. Besides, except in the Trend, you can add the Vignale finish, which adds chrome trim and details.
Then, in a very grateful movement, they have maintained the new Ford Fiesta ST, which appears from the beginning with slight aesthetic changes, a self-locking Quaife mechanical (which will be optional) and the 200 hp 1.5 three-cylinder engine improved and with more torque: it goes from 290 to 320 Nm.
The Fiesta ST also debuts ST Mean Green paint (that of the Puma ST) and sum matrix led headlights, sports seats (no longer Recaro) with red stitching and 14-position adjustment. Little else has changed, which is good, as the ST has many ballots of becoming the worst rival for him. Hyundai i20N (read the test here).
In the new Fiesta there is more technology, of course
The The interior is dominated by an eight-inch central touch screen, although the controls of the air conditioning and the radio are still physical.
A digital clock chart as in the Cougar and details like the SYNC 3 system, Internet connection, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with voice control, a wireless phone charging pad and a 10-speaker, 575-watt B&O sound system.
It also complies with the current standards of active safety systems with the usual equipment and launches a curious system of wrong direction alert, which uses the cameras and the navigator to sound an alarm if you go in the opposite direction.
Regarding the driving control, you can have Normal and Sport modes, although the Fiesta Active adds Trail and Slippery and the ST, the Track.
Engines: a 1.0 with three powers and a mild hybrid
As for the engines of the new Fiesta, apart from the three cylinders of the ST, the 1.0 with three power levels is mounted. But if you are thinking of a Hybrid party, well there is good and bad news. The good is that there is an Eco sticker, and the bad (depending on how you look at it) is that it appears because it is a mild hybrid.
The latter use the 48 volt technology that we have already seen in the Puma and they have 125 and 150 hp. Then there’s the 100hp ‘sticker C’ Ecoboost.
Disappointed? It is a workaround: By 2026 all Fords purchased in Europe will have at least one version of zero emissions and by 2030 all will be completely electric.
The 2021 Ford Fiesta looks like the ultimate adventure of this utility as a car with combustion engines only. You better enjoy yourself while you can …
This article was published on Top Gear by Luis Guisado.