According to the information we have got, one of the best selling brands in small-car competition is coming back to hit the market as a 2018 model. It is the new eighth generation of Ford Fiesta. It will be offered as a four-door and two-door hatchback body styles. The Ford obviously paid more attention to improving Fiesta’s performance and power train than the exterior design.
We can say that you are probably well-aware of what to expect when it comes to outside look of the new 2018 Ford Fiesta. It seems that it has not undergone some significant changes, although the minor improvements can be noticed. First of all, it will be based on the well-known Ford’s Global B platform which means that it will share a platform with a current model. However, it will be slightly larger than the previous model with a longer wheelbase and a wider tailgate which means that it will offer more trunk space, too. In terms of exterior, the new Fiesta will acquire a more aggressive and sporty appearance, but it will certainly be less sporty than the 2018 Ford Fiest ST version. The same chassis does not necessarily means the same features. In the front part of the fascia you will notice a new trapezoidal grille. The redesigned headlights appear slimmer and sharper while the taillights have been wider and higher-positioned. It will also be equipped with vertical fog lamps and a panoramic glass roof.
It has been said that the new 2018 Ford Fiesta will have one of the best interiors that Ford could possibly get. It will definitely offer more space than the previous model, especially in the back seats and it will provide pleasing and comfortable ride. You can expect a new instrument cluster and the buttons in the central console will be more modern and easy to use. It will also be geared with the latest Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system, a large center screen and additional screens. We are still not sure if it would have a 6.5 or an 8.0-inch touch screen. So, you can expect the high-quality materials and comfort, but also the latest high-tech features inside this new Fiesta.
When it comes to power train, the new 2018 Fiesta will be available in three engine versions. The first 1.0-litre Eco Boost will have 123 horsepower and 124 pound-feet of torque. The other versions include a 1.1-litre Eco Boost three-cylinder gas engine and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel EcoBoost used in Ford Focus 2019. It has been rumored that this model will come with either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. In terms of safety and driver’s assist, you will not be disappointed as well, so you can hope for the adaptive cruise control, park assist, blind-spot warning, lane-keeping assist, traffic sign recognition and forward collision warning.
2018 Ford Fiesta Price and Release Date
The price of the new 2018 Ford Fiesta is around $14,835 for the base version, you can Lease it for $243/mo (source: car and driver). You can already find it on the market.