The facelifted Ford Fiesta continues its global introduction process – the car, which originally broke cover in Europe back in September, has now premiered in the US, making its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in both hatch and sedan versions alongside the five-door Fiesta ST.

In terms of exterior, the American Fiesta doesn’t veer away from its European sibling – virtually all the same cues of the rework are to be found, including that Aston Martin-esque nose.

Inside, however, the cabin features a slightly different take compared to the European version – the dashboard shape is the most noticeable, but elements such as the door cards and central console display also offer a different outlook. Likewise the steering wheel; it’s still a three-spoke, but the boss and spoke flow reveal changes to the design.

There’s a MyFord Touch system, replete with 6.5-inch touchscreen, which makes for the rather prominent shape of the central display’s housing. Features like SYNC and MyKey, found on the European car, are also here, and also available is a new eight-speaker Sony HD audio/satellite radio system.

Like the Euro car, the US Fiesta will wear the 1.0 litre EcoBoost three-cylinder, with output rated here at 123 hp.

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