Ford Fiesta production to end by June 2023 – electric Puma SUV to be supermini’s indirect replacement

Ford Fiesta production to end by June 2023 – electric Puma SUV to be supermini’s indirect replacement

Ford has announced that it will cease production of the Fiesta worldwide by the end of June 2023, bringing an end to a model that has been around since 1976. The seventh-generation Fiesta, which was revealed in 2016 and facelifted last year, will therefore be the last that customers can buy.

The Blue Oval previously said earlier this year that it will launch a slew of electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe, and it is understood that an electric version of the Puma will be the Fiesta’s indirect replacement.

With the Fiesta on its way out, Ford published a video that pays tribute to the icon. In it, a grandfather with a classic Fiesta is seen reading a bedtime story to his grandchild which tells the story of the supermini that is described as a car for the people.

At the end of the video, what appears to be the Puma EV is seen behind a garage door with a charger, followed by a reveal of the carmaker’s future line-up that includes the Mustang Mach-E as well as two unknown sport and medium-size crossovers.

According to Automotive News, the upcoming crossovers will be based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform and be built at the German automaker’s Cologne plant. Both companies have collaborated before on the new Ranger and Amarok pick-up trucks as part of an extended partnership announced in 2019.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



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  • Amster on Nov 01, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    “The Fiesta’s main letdown is its reliability which has worsened over the years. In 2021 What Car Reliability Survey, the Fiesta was the least reliable car in the small car category. Common problems that result in expensive repairs relate to its “Powershift” dual-clutch transmission, engine, heating and cooling system, and suspension.”

    Ford technician don’t want further suffering and headache already?

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  • Fordist on Nov 01, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Ford passenger cars in other parts of the world are a dying breed. Mondeo, Focus, now Fiesta too. But fear not as Ford is undisputed in SUV & pickups.

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  • Ground europe passenger on Nov 02, 2022 at 8:59 am

    “Awarded best engine” my arss…super problematic plugged car that slowly disappears in malaysia road. 7 years second hand rm20k nobody wants.

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