2016 Ford Fiesta preview

Fiesta, Ford’s smallest car finally found its way back to the US market in 2009 after first generation model was discontinued in 1980. Fiesta featured in the rest of the world during all these years however, and acquired the reputation of a reliable supermini vehicle which fits those pragmatic customers perfectly. 2016 will most likely be the year of Fiesta’s redesign as eighth generation models will roll out from the factory floors. 2016 Ford Fiesta should continue to offer more than a good set of features for such a small car, and all the pros a subcompact vehicle can give you like the great fuel economy and easy parkability. The new Ford Fiesta 2016 will probably come to showrooms in summer 2015.

2016 ford fiesta redesign

2016 Ford Fiesta redesign

2016 Ford Fiesta hatchback redesign


Exterior will be changed to some extent, but front end fascia will look similar to the outgoing models as Ford’s signature hexagonal grille is still a fresh thing and shouldn’t be changed as that. Out back, things really depend on a body style, but both models will receive slightly reworked rear fascias with new set of tail-lights.

2016 ford fiesta interior

2016 Ford Fiesta interior


Interior will be remade with new materials, but don’t expect much, it is still a subcompact car made for economics, not for comfort or luxury. All-cloth seating upholstery and mixture of hard and soft plastics will be ever-present. Highest-grade Titanium models will be slightly more refined and will offer leather seat upholstery and heated front seats as standard. SYNC with MyFord touch will also be available throughout most of the lineup and so will be SONY speakers as Japanese continue their cooperation with blue oval. 2016 Ford Fiesta might not offer more than a rearview camera and rear parking sensors in a view of advanced safety features, but it still comes with plenty of airbags including front and side bags for driver and passenger, as well as rear side curtain bags and a driver knee airbag.

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Ford Fiesta 2016 specs

US-made Ford Fiesta 2016 is available in both sedan and hatch versions and this is going to be the deal in future generation as well. 1.6-liter 4-inline engine will remain a base powertrain and will continue to bring in 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque. Small 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder will also be kept for fuel conserving types and its 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque will be more than sufficient. ST version of Fiesta with a turbo four probably won’t feature in initial year, but will be available later on. 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic shifters will be kept and carried over too, just like the engines.

ford fiesta 2016 redesign

Ford Fiesta 2016 redesign

Fuel consumption – MPG

Base engine is rated at 28/36 mpg with the manual gearbox and at 27/37 with the automatic shifter. Smaller 3-cylinder engine which does a great job returns the figures of 31/43 mpg with the manual transmission.

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2016 Ford Fiesta price and release date

Prices won’t move much and base models will cost between $14,000 and $18,500. Some additional equipment might raise the price tag, but 2016 Ford Fiesta still remains quite affordable. We expect that the new Ford Fiesta 2016 will be officially revealed till the end of 2014 or early 2015 and it could hit the roads in summer 2015.

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