New Ford Fiesta breaks cover with four different variations

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The Ford Fiesta has been Britain's best-selling car for nine years running, and now it's undergoing a complete makeover.

At the 2017 model's reveal in Cologne, Ford also revealed that the next generation of the family hatchback would be available in four different guises. These will be called Vignale, Active, ST-Line and the core Titanium variant.

Fiesta joins Ford's ever-growing catalogue of Vignale models, which are the company's more luxurious models. It comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, exclusive exterior colours and design touches, and more luxurious leather. Ford will be hoping it steals sales from the likes of DS Automobiles and Mini.

The Active model is targeted at the crossover market and includes raised ride height, chunky exterior bodywork and roof bars. The recently introduced ST-Line returns with sporty styling touches, unique wheel designs and sports suspension.

New Ford Fiesta breaks cover with four different variations

New Ford Fiesta breaks cover with four different variations


The fourth variant is the core hatchback model featuring the company's typical Zetec, Style and Titanium trims. The latter accounted for 48 per cent of all Fiestas sold this year, with Ford expecting the higher-specification model to continue to dominate.

Engines on offer include a wide range of petrol and diesel units, but the highlight is the 1.0-litre EcoBoost. It's been updated for the new Fiesta and Ford claims it's the first three-cylinder engine to come with cylinder deactivation for reduced emissions.

Interior improvements are aplenty and much needed. The eight-inch touchscreen appears to be a massive improvement over the outgoing infotainment system, while the option of a top-spec B&O stereo is a welcome addition.

The new Ford Fiesta should hit showrooms in spring 2017.