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The future three-door Ford Fiesta has been spotted testing, following its five-door sibling’s test mule outing, and visually the two share plenty; the nose treatment is now wider and flatter, bringing it more in line with the nose of the C346 Focus facelift. Its headlamps and taillamps are wider and flatter too, in order to give the Fiesta a wider appearance which is typically more difficult to achieve with the B-segment range of vehicles.

The three-door and five-door models will have plenty in common with each other, according to our sources, while overall size is expected to grow as the Fiesta moves further upmarket in order to create more market space for the Ka, which should mean more features and improved overall refinement in the Fiesta.

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In terms of powertrain, the upcoming Fiesta should employ the same 1.0 litre EcoBoost three-cylinder petrol engine, with the 1.5 litre petrol turbo four a possibility. No word on the transmission, though it wouldn’t be surprising if it follows the Focus’ lead towards a torque converter automatic transmission for this upcoming model change.

No interior images are available just yet, however our sources say better interior materials can be expected, as can fewer buttons overall. A larger touchscreen display unit is expected to replace the current Fiesta’s small screen, while the latest SYNC3 infortainment software for music, navigation and smartphone integration is also expected to feature. As with the five-door, the three-door can be expected to debut in 2017.