Looks like the limited-edition Ford Fiesta XTR Sapphire is set to begin its run towards the end of the month, when the first examples will come on line. The mules were first seen in April, with the example in Aurora Blue finished in a blue interior (dashboard top, door cards and blue/grey fabric seats), and the one in white dressed up with grey leather seats, with blue and off-white vertical runner lines on the seat centre.

The final production version, an example of which quietly made a showing over the weekend at the roadshow at The Curve, will feature some revisions to the interior, essentially an amalgamation of the two early interiors – the blue dashboard top and door cards will be retained, but SDAC has decided to go with grey leather seats (with runner lines intact).

New items spotted are front door scuff plates (none for the rear) and dedicated XTR floor mats, in black – as opposed to the standard 1.6 S hatch’s grey – and with a blue runner line and XTR moniker. The planned integrated GPS system has been omitted; we hear there were some technical issues that eventually precluded it from the list. To offset this, the leather seats are on, instead of the blue/grey fabric ones.

Otherwise, the rest of the configuration remains as is – no changes to the exterior’s body kit (front lip, side skirts, rear diffuser) and Oracal 651-based decals for the top runner stripes (grey/white combination for blue exterior, blue/grey for white) and side stripes. Though it wasn’t seen here, I’ve been told that the production version will eventually feature the top runner stripes on the front bonnet – down to the bumper – as well; guess we’ll wait and see.

Not forgetting of course the main draw, which are the seven airbags (dual front, side, curtain, driver-side knee) that come with the inclusion of the Safety Pack. Aside from this, there are no specification changes elsewhere.

The anticipated run is 200 units for the variant, which is only available in Aurora Blue and Cool White exterior shades. And the pricing estimate hinted at earlier has held true – the Fiesta XTR will be priced at RM88,888, which is 6k above the standard 1.6 S hatchback.

Photos – including more shots of the interior – after the jump.

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