The Ford Fiesta is now the UK’s best-selling vehicle nameplate of all time. Total sales topped 4,115,000 this month, surpassing the Ford Escort, which sold 4,105,961 in the UK from 1968 to 2000.
First launched in 1976, the Fiesta has led the small car segment in the UK for 27 of the 37 years and has been Britain’s best-selling car since 2009 when it overtook the Ford Focus.
Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain chairman and MD, said: “The Ford Fiesta has gone from strength to strength and today’s car combines style, value, driving dynamics and remarkable technologies such as the multi-award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine. It continues to outsell its nearest retail competitor by more than two to one – and that really tells the story of this extraordinary car.”
Ford says that over 40% of Fiesta buyers in the UK choose the 1.0 EcoBoost, and almost 90% opt for higher level specification – Zetec (most popular, £12,945), Zetec S, Titanium, Titanium X and ST models.
In Malaysia, the Fiesta facelift is available with two engines – the 1.5 Ti-VCT and the 1.0 Ecoboost. The 182 PS Fiesta ST hot hatch will be coming later this year. There’s a Raya promo offering up to RM10,000 in rebates for the Fiesta now, so this is a good time if you’ve been eyeing one.