Now that the 2017 Ford Fiesta has been revealed at Ford’s Go Further 2016 event in Cologne, Germany, powertrain and equipment details have emerged. There will be three versions of the 1.0 litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine, each producing 100 PS, 125 PS and 140 PS respectively.
There will also be a naturally-aspirated, 1.1 litre three-cylinder petrol engine in two states of tune, each producing 70 PS and 85 PS. Those looking for diesel powertrains will find them in the two 1.5 litre diesel versions, producing 85 PS and 120 PS respectively.
Both 1.1 litre engine variants will be paired with a five-speed manual transmission, with CO2 emissions rated at 101 g/km for both versions. As for the 1.0 litre EcoBoost turbo three-cylinder petrol, the six-speed manual 100 PS, 125 PS and 140 PS versions yield CO2 emissions of 97 g/km, 98 g/km and 102 g/km respectively.
Meanwhile, CO2 figures for the six-speed automatic (appears to be a torque-convertor unit, and not a PowerShift DCT) 100 PS version are yet to be disclosed. Both versions of the 1.5 litre turbodiesel are also paired with the six-speed manual transmission, with the 85 PS version producing CO2 at 82 g/km while the 120 PS version produces 89 g/km.
All engine variants will include auto start-stop as standard, while the 100 PS EcoBoost petrol and 85 PS 1.5 TDCi employ the active grille shutter for more efficient aero. Manual versions of the Fiesta will have an Eco button which adjusts engine and throttle mapping.
In the chassis department, new double-bonded suspension bushes are twice as stiff as the outgoing Fiesta’s for sharper steering response, according to Ford. The bushes have been designed to bulge in a specific way, together with a larger rear torsion beam to better isolate bumps.
According to a preliminary specifications table, the all-new Ford Fiesta will be available five variants: Trend, Active, ST-Line, Titanium and Vignale.
The new hatchback will come with a comprehensive driver assistance suite, which includes active park assist with perpendicular parking, adaptive cruise control, adjustable speed limiter, auto high beam, blind spot information system, cross traffic alert, distance information, driver alert, forward collision warning, front and rear park aids, hill launch assist, lane keeping aid, lane keeping alert, pre-collision assist with pedestrian protection and traffic sign recognition.
Other safety equipment includes six airbags, emergency brake assist, electronic stability control, front and rear outer seatbelt load limiters and pre-tensioners, Isofix child seat anchors, passenger airbag deactivation with indicator and rear seatbelt reminder.
Depending on variant, the all-new Ford Fiesta will roll on 15- or 16-inch steel wheels, or alloy wheels measuring 15, 16, 17 or 18 inches in diameter. The all-new Ford Fiesta comes in new colours: Blue Wave, Chrome Copper, Milano Grigio, and Ruby Red. Other colours in the palette include Absolute Black, Blazer Blue, Bohai Bay Mint, Deep Impact Blue, Frozen White, Magnetic, Moondust Silver and Race Red.