Ford’s Go Further 2016 event in Cologne, Germany saw the introduction of the next-generation Ford Fiesta. However, though the Blue Oval is more than happy to show you what the new car looks like, the company isn’t ready to divulge full details about its popular model.

Visually, the Fiesta retains its familiar shape although many elements such as the headlamps (with DRLs) have been modified to provide a “softer” look. Meanwhile, the rear gets new taillights that appear to resemble those on the latest EcoSport, replacing the triangular-looking units of before.

Although the photos do appear to show the Fiesta looking a little bigger than its predecessor, Ford hasn’t furnished us with any info about its new dimensions, if any. Elsewhere, you’ll also notice a large moonroof installed on the cars as well.

Ford also said that there will be “not one, not two, but four fun to drive Fiestas.” The four variants – Titanium, ST-Line, Vignale and Active – each gets its own distinct styling to make sure that they stand out from one another.


The Titanium features a five-slat grille that has been reshaped from the current model, and decked out with chrome, accompanied by trapezoidal-shaped fog lamps. Next up, the ST-Line as the name suggests, gets the sporty treatment, with a honeycomb-style grille, a more aggressive bumper with sharper fog lamp enclosures and a larger lower intake.

For those who want their Fiesta to appear a little more upscale, there is the Vignale. Much like the ST-Line, the Vignale gets its own grille design, which in this case is a wavy pattern, along with hexagonal-shaped fog lamp enclosures with chrome lining.

The last of the bunch is the Active, which Ford calls a “crossover,” and comes with a raised ride height, plastic cladding, silver skid plates, side skirt accents, roof rails and “scale-like” radiator grille.

Inside, the Ford Fiesta now comes with an entirely new dashboard layout that is a lot more contemporary in design than before. Dominating the living space is an eight-inch “floating” touchscreen linked to a SYNC 3 infotainment system, and for the first time ever on a Ford – a B&O Play sound system.


The circular theme of the switchgear has also been done away with, most noticeably at the air-con controls. Speaking of the air-con, the vents are more angular to the look and receive fancy gloss black trim surrounding them as well.

Elsewhere, there are new door inserts trimmed with improved materials, new controls for the central locking and side mirrors, new seat design (depending on variant) and contrast stitching. Even the buttons for the driver assist and safety systems have been relocated to beside the handbrake (previously below the air-con controls).

As for what’s going on under the hood, we’ll have to wait for Ford to give us more info but expect a range of three- and four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines to form the line-up. At the same event, Ford also revealed that its award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine will receive cylinder deactivation tech, so expect it to be offered here as well.