Ford has unveiled the new Fiesta for South Africa.
The hatchback features a new design, new interior, and the “multiple award-winning” 1.0 EcoBoost engine.
“Globally, the Fiesta is Ford’s best-selling passenger car, and the all-new model represents a bold step forward,” said Tracey Delate, General Manager, Marketing at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
The new Fiesta is available in two specification levels:
- The “feature-rich” Trend series.
- The “range-topping” Titanium series.
The Fiesta is available with petrol and diesel engines, which Ford said offer great performance and fuel efficiency.
“In the Trend model with a new six-speed manual gearbox, as well as the Trend and Titanium equipped with a conventional six-speed torque converter automatic transmission, the 1.0 EcoBoost produces 74kW of power and 170Nm of torque.”
“The Fiesta Titanium mated with a six-speed manual transmission uses the 92kW version of this engine.”
The 1.5-litre TDCi turbodiesel is exclusively available with a six-speed manual gearbox, producing 63kW and a torque peak of 175Nm, added Ford.
The recommended retail prices for the new Fiesta are listed below.
- Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Trend 6MT – R261,900
- Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Trend 6AT – R277,300
- Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Trend 6MT – R292,500
- Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 6MT – R295,900
- Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 6AT – R310,600
Ford said all models come with a 4-year/120,000km warranty, and a 4-year/60,000km service plan.