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Ford is killing the Fiesta?

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Ford is killing the Fiesta?
July 25, 2017 11:48AM
At least in the US anyway.

http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/12773/the-ford-fiesta-is-dead-in-america

"Back in November, Ford unveiled the next generation of Fiesta subcompact, leaving us in eager anticipation of a fresh, new version of Ford's positively peppy supermini (and its awesome ST variant, of course). Plot twist: it ain't coming to our shores. That's right, Ford's economy hatch will no longer be sold in America from the 2018 model year onward. In terms of U.S. availability, the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST will officially be as foreign and exotic as the Alpine A110 revival mid-engined sports car (not really, but you get the point).

When Ford's B-segment vehicle program manager Robert Stiller spoke with Romanian auto publication 0-100, he clarified exactly where the new Fiesta would (and wouldn't) be sold. As repoted by autoevolution, "The previous model was a global Ford product, and with the new generation, we are targeting only Europe, the Middle East, and Africa," said Stiller.

Not surprisingly, the Fiesta's demise in other regions comes as a result of weak sales (America's insatiable appetite for crossovers likely had something to do with it, we suspect). "In North America, especially the U.S., China, and Latin America, the demand for such vehicles [subcompact] is declining, and we are reacting accordingly."



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Re: Ford is killing the Fiesta?
July 25, 2017 08:49PM
Let's look at the facts.

The Focus is about the same price.
The Focus gets the same fuel economy.

What purpose does the Fiesta serve?



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Re: Ford is killing the Fiesta?
July 25, 2017 09:28PM
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Let's look at the facts.

The Focus is about the same price.
The Focus gets the same fuel economy.

What purpose does the Fiesta serve?

It handles better, until it rolls over.

Unlike the Focus, the Fiesta is actually smaller than my 20-year-old Volvo 850, which is a damn midsize luxury car. I don't get this size creep. New Imprezas and Civics are bigger than my Volvo.



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Re: Ford is killing the Fiesta?
July 26, 2017 04:41AM
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Unlike the Focus, the Fiesta is actually smaller than my 20-year-old Volvo 850, which is a damn midsize luxury car. I don't get this size creep. New Imprezas and Civics are bigger than my Volvo.

Ford catering for the market? winking smiley

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Re: Ford is killing the Fiesta?
July 26, 2017 06:18AM
The Fiesta is HEAVIER than my Volvo. In ST trim anyway.



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