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Encyclopedia > Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Also called Mazda Fiesta
Production 1976–present
Successor Ford Festiva (USA only)
Class Supermini
Body style(s) 3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
Engine(s) Kent, HCS, CVH, Zetec
Transmission(s) Ford IB5 or others

The Ford Fiesta is a mid-class supermini car designed and built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe, and also manufactured in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India and South Africa. It is now marketed worldwide, including Japan and Australasia, but was sold only briefly in North America. It is one of Ford's most successful cars with over ten million sold in seven distinct generations since 1976 and production continues as of 2007, with an eighth generation expected during 2008. It is also set to return to the US by 2009. Image File history File links FordFiesta6. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... The Ford Festiva was a subcompact car sold by the Ford Motor Company in North America, Asia and Australasia, introduced in 1986 in Japan. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... 1996 Volkswagen Polo, a popular modern European supermini A supermini is a European hatchback car category. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... Renault Megane hatchback, a proper hatchback which has shown huge success in Europe Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Hatchback is a term designating an automobile design, containing a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind the vehicle by... Renault Megane hatchback, a proper hatchback which has shown huge success in Europe Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Hatchback is a term designating an automobile design, containing a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind the vehicle by... The Ford Kent is an internal combustion engine from Ford of Europe. ... The HCS (High Compression Swirl) engine is a derivative of the popular Ford Kent overhead valve power unit. ... The letters CVH denote a particular type of 4-cylinder internal combustion engine produced by the Ford Motor Company during the 1980s and 1990s. ... A 1. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... 1996 Volkswagen Polo, a popular modern European supermini A supermini is a European hatchback car category. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

History

In the early 1970s, European demand from consumers for superminis was rising. Medium Fords such as the United Kingdom-built Ford Cortina were traditionally conventional front-engined, rear wheel drive cars, but their competitors were launching very small cars like the Fiat 127 and the Renault 5 which used front wheel drive layouts. The effects of the 1973 energy crisis was also affecting demand. Ford needed a small car to compete in this emerging market. After research and many mock-ups, a prototype and project known as "Bobcat" was created, which would be the basis of Ford's new car. The original plans for the "Bobcat" specified a desire that the new car cost US$100 less to produce than the Ford Escort. 1996 Volkswagen Polo, a popular modern European supermini A supermini is a European hatchback car category. ... The Ford Cortina is a mid sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ... Rear wheel drive was a common form of engine/transmission layout used in automobiles throughout the 20th century. ... The Fiat 127 was a supermini automobile produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1971 and 1987. ... The Renault 5 (also called the R5) is a supermini produced by the French automaker Renault in two generations between 1972 and 1996. ... (Redirected from 1973 energy crisis) United States, drivers of vehicles with odd numbered license plates were allowed to purchase gasoline only on odd-numbered days of the month, while drivers with even-numbers were limited to even-numbered days. ... For other uses, see Prototype (disambiguation). ...


The short listed names for the new car designed by the project Bobcat team were Amigo, Bambi, Bebe, Bravo, Bolero, Cherie, Tempo, Chico, Fiesta, Forito, Metro, Pony and Sierra. Despite more board votes for "Bravo", Henry Ford II personally overruled and named the car "Fiesta". The name "Fiesta" belonged to General Motors at the time, however it was freely given for Ford to use on their new class B car. After years of speculation by the motor press about Ford's new car, it was unveiled in late 1975. Henry Ford II Henry Ford II (September 4, 1917 — September 29, 1987), commonly known as Hank the Deuce, was the son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ...


Mark I (1976–83): Birth of the Fiesta

Mark I
Production 1976–1983

Mechanically, the Fiesta followed tradition, with an end-on four-speed manual transmission mounted to a new version of the Ford Kent OHV engine dubbed "Valencia", named after the brand new Spanish factory in Almusafes, Valencia, developed especially to produce the new car. Ford's plants in Dagenham, England and Cologne, Germany were also used to manufacture Fiestas. To cut costs and speed up the research and development time, many modified Kent engines destined for the Fiesta were tested in Fiat 127s. This also allowed covert road testing across Europe. It was only the second hatchback mini-car to have been built in the UK by this stage, being launched a year after the Vauxhall Chevette, but a year before the Chrysler Sunbeam and four years before the Austin Metro. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 454 KB)Ford Fiesta Festival 1981 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... The Ford Kent is an internal combustion engine from Ford of Europe. ... OHV redirects here. ... Capital Valencia Official language(s) Valencian and Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 8th  23,255 km²  4. ... Dagenham is a suburban town in east London, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, situated 12 miles (19. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... The Ford Kent is an internal combustion engine from Ford of Europe. ... The Fiat 127 was a supermini automobile produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1971 and 1987. ... Vauxhall Chevette - rare HSR rally model in road-going trim The Vauxhall Chevette was a model of car manufactured by Vauxhall in the UK from 1975 to 1983. ... The Hillman Avenger is a sub-compact car manufactured by the Rootes Group, and latterly Chrysler Europe. ... 1989 MG Metro Turbo The Rover Metro was a hatchback automobile of supermini size, originally launched in 1980 as the Austin Mini Metro (miniMETRO to give the official badging), intended to replace the Mini. ...


The Fiesta was a runaway success overnight, and the one millionth Fiesta was produced on January 9, 1979. The car was available in Europe with a 957 cc (high compression and low compression options), either a 1.1 and 1.3 L OHV petrol engines and in Base, Popular, L, Ghia and S trim, as well as a van. The US Mark I Fiesta was built in Saarlouis Germany but to slightly different specifications; US models were Base, Decor, Sport, and Ghia, the Ghia having the highest level of trim. These trim levels changed very little in the US Fiesta's run from 1978 to 1980. All US models featured the more powerful 1.6 Kent engine (equipped with a catalytic converter for lead-free fuel), energy-absorbing bumpers, side-marker lamps, round sealed-beam headlamps, improved crash dynamics and fuel system integrity as well as (the unavailable in Europe) optional air conditioning. is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Saarlouis is a city in the Saarland, Germany, capital of the district of Saarlouis. ...


A sporting derivative (1.3 Supersport) was offered in Europe in 1980, effectively to test the market for the similar XR2 introduced one year later, which featured a 1.6 L version of the same engine. Black plastic trim was added on the exterior and interior, and the car looked exciting. The small square headlights were replaced with larger circular ones resulting in the front indicators being moved into the bumper to accommodate the change. With a quoted performance of 0-60 in 9.3 s and 105 mph (169 km/h) top speed, the XR2 hot hatch became a cult car beloved of boy racers throughout the 1980s. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sport compact. ... A Boy racer is a person- usually male and in their late teens or early 20s- who drives his car over the speed limit for fun. ...


Minor revisions appeared across the range in late 1981, with larger bumpers to meet crash worthiness regulations and other small improvements in a bid to maintain showroom appeal ahead of the forthcoming Mark II.


In 1978, the Fiesta overtook the Vauxhall Chevette as Britain's best selling supermini, but in 1981 it was knocked off the top spot by British Leyland's Austin Metro and was still in second place at the end of 1982. Vauxhall Chevette - rare HSR rally model in road-going trim The Vauxhall Chevette was a model of car manufactured by Vauxhall in the UK from 1975 to 1983. ... The British Leyland Motor Corporation (often abbreviated to simply BL), was a Britain in 1968. ... 1989 MG Metro Turbo The Rover Metro was a hatchback automobile of supermini size, originally launched in 1980 as the Austin Mini Metro (miniMETRO to give the official badging), intended to replace the Mini. ...


Mark I specifications

Capacity 957–1598 cc
Power 45-83 hp
Max. speed 85-106 mph 137–170 km/h
Acceleration 0–60 mph: 17.6-10.1 seconds

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Mark II (1983–89): Fiesta updated

Mark II

1988 Ford Fiesta Popular Plus Mark II Image File history File linksMetadata Fiestamk2. ...

Production 1983–1989
1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 Mark II
1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 Mark II

The Mark II Fiesta appeared towards the end of summer 1983. The bodyshell was essentially a Fiesta Mark I design with a more aerodynamic front end and an overhauled interior design. It also featured an altered bootlid design which mirrored the swage lines from the sides of the car. The 1.3L OHV engine was dropped, being replaced in 1984 by a CVH powerplant of similar capacity, itself superseded by the lean burn 1.4L two years later. 957 and 1117 cc engines continued with only slight alterations and for the first time a Fiesta diesel was produced with a 1600 cc engine adapted from the Escort. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,316 × 790 pixels, file size: 211 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,316 × 790 pixels, file size: 211 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the fuel. ...


The XR2 model was thoroughly updated with a more unsubtle bodykit. It also featured a 96 bhp (72 kW) 1.6L CVH engine as previously seen in the Ford Escort XR3, and five-speed gearbox (also standard on the 1.3L CVH models). The engine was replaced by a lean burn variant in 1986 which featured a different head and carburettor. This replacement engine was significantly cleaner from an environmental viewpoint but was reportedly slightly less powerful as a result.


A "Fiestamatic" had been rumoured for some years and the new CTX continuously variable transmission, also fitted in the Fiat Uno, eventually surfaced early in 1987 on 1.1 models only. The continuously variable transmission (CVT) is a transmission in which the ratio of the rotational speeds of two shafts, as the input shaft and output shaft of a vehicle or other machine, can be varied continuously within a given range, providing an infinite number of possible ratios. ... The Fiat Uno is a supermini car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat. ...


A truly "hot" Fiesta was never produced by the factory to avoid impacting on sales of performance Ford Escort variants but many aftermarket conversions were available, the best-known being that by the English firm Turbo Technics boosting power to a well documented 125 bhp (93 kW), this hike in power and torque made it easily outclass all its "standard" rivals. Ford appreciated the high quality of this conversion and was keen to look after its customers: the installation was undertaken by approved fitting centres and thus all the warranties remained valid after. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ...


The most bizarre feature of the Mark II was that the fitment of an almost completely different dashboard was perpetuated on the lower-series trim levels compared to the more expensive variants, the sole common visible components (save for minor switchgear and, where fitted, lighter socket) being the fuse-box cover and fuel/water gauges. A dashboard from a 1940s car The dashboard of a modern car, a Bentley Continental GT A Hayabusas dash A modern Formula 1 car has all its gauges mounted on the steering wheel A dashboard or dash board in an automobile is a panel located under the windscreen and...


The facelifted Fiesta quickly reclaimed its place as Britain's most popular supermini, and retained top spot for the remainder of its production life. In its best-ever year, 1987, over 150,000 Fiesta models were sold in the UK, though it missed out on first place in the sales charts to the Ford Escort. It was well-regarded by both men and women. But towards the end of the decade, it began to show its age compared to more modern rivals like the Citroen AX, Peugeot 205 and Fiat Uno. The Citroën AX is a small car, built by Citroën from 1986 to 1998. ... The Peugeot 205 is a supermini produced by the French car manufacturer Peugeot between 1983 and 1996. ... The Fiat Uno is a supermini car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat. ...


The Mark II Fiesta lives on as the donor vehicle for Quantum Sports Cars' 2+2 convertible with several hundred manufactured at the factory in Stourbridge before production moved to Kingsbridge. , Stourbridge is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands of England. ... For the Kingsbridge in New York City, see Kingsbridge, Bronx, New York. ...


Mark II specifications

Capacity 957–1598 cc
Power 45–96 hp
Max. speed 85-112 mph 137–180 km/h
Acceleration 0–60 mph: 19.8-9.9 seconds

Mark III (1989–97)

Mark III
The Mark III
Also called Mazda 121
Mazda Soho
Production 1989-1996
Related Ford Ka
Ford Courier

The introduction of the Mark III strengthened the Fiesta's popularity, helped largely by the addition of a five-door version. Image File history File links Ford_Fiesta_MK3. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... There are four distinct Ford vehicle lines which have used the Courier name: 1952-1958 American utility van 1991–2002 European van bronco 1998–present Brazilian pickup 1972-1982 American pickup and 1972–2006 Australian and New Zealand pick-up (rebadged Mazda B-Series) In the United States, the Ford...


1992 saw the RS Turbo being supplanted by the RS1800 — as the CVH engine was being phased out, the RS1800 shared its 1.8 L Zetec fuel-injected engine with the 130 PS (128.2 hp/95.6 kW) version of the then-current Ford Escort XR3i and had a top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). The XR2 name was also dropped in early 1994, and the insurance-friendly "Si" badge appeared in its place on a slightly less sporty-looking model with either the 1.4 L PTE (a development of the CVH) or the 1.6 L Zetec engine. Fuel injection is a technology used in internal combustion engines to mix the fuel with air prior to combustion. ... The Ford Escort was a compact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ...


The inclusion of fuel injection engines in 1992, and an injection of safety features from the Ford Mondeo in 1994 kept the Fiesta competitive. This latter revision introduced aerodynamic wing mirrors, standard driver airbag and optional passenger airbag. Although superseded by the newer and improved Mark IV in 1995, production continued until the end of 1996 as the "Fiesta Classic". The Ford Mondeo is a large family car sold by the Ford Motor Company in various markets throughout the world. ...


Mark III specifications

Capacity 999–1796 cc
Power 45 –133 hp
Max. speed 86-129 mph 139–205 km/h
Acceleration 0–60 mph: 19.0–7.8 seconds

Mark IV (1995–99): Major restyle

Mark IV
Ford Fiesta Mark IV / Mazda 121
Also called Mazda 121
Production 1995–1999

The Mark IV Fiesta was launched in 1995, the internal Code name was BE91. Considered to behold a smooth, svelt look, this car featured many Italian design influences, including the recessed dashboard on the passenger side, popular in Alfa Romeos. Once again the new model proved popular, making it Britain's best selling car from 1996 to 1998. Versioned from the chassis of Mark III car, but most components were heavily revised, including a new suspension system, which gave the Fiesta one of the best handling abilities in its class. The range was further improved with the addition of a range of new Zetec engines, available in 1.25 L and 1.4 L forms, the 1.8 diesel engine was slightly modified for the Mark IV, now marketed as the "Endura DE". The 1.3 L OHV engine was carried over from the Mark III. As well as the major changes to the chassis, the Mark IV also benefited from a new interior and exterior styling, including a soft painted instrument panel for the first year of production, albeit maintaining a similar dimensions to the Mark III. The Mark IV Fiesta shared a production line and design with the Mazda 121. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 346 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)taken by myself I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... The front suspension components of a Ford Model T. Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. ... The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. ...


In Brazil a 1.0-litre version was available, in L, LX and GL trim levels. This wasn't sold in Europe, but it was in Argentina and Chile. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Mark IV specifications

Capacity 1242–1388 cc
Power 59–88 hp
Max. speed 96-140 mph 155-183 km/h
Acceleration 0–60 mph: 16.2–10.8 seconds
Fuel efficiency 38–46 mpg

MPG or mpg is a three-letter acronym with several meanings, including: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft - The Max Planck society for the advancement of science is an important German non-profit research organisation. ...

Mark V (1999–2002): Minor facelift

Mark V
2000 Ford Fiesta Mark V
Production 1999–2002

By 1999 the Fiesta was starting to feel very outdated and accordingly a Focus-inspired restyle of the Mk IV was an attempt to address this problem, limited to a new face and trim revisions. A 1.6 L Zetec S model was made available as the sporty range topper. However, the Mk V was not on the market for long due to the imminent unveiling of the all-new Mark VI model, and was the last generation of Fiesta to be built at Dagenham in England. The internal Code name was still BE91. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2202x1664, 1646 KB) Summary Ford Fiesta Zetec (Mk V) 3-door. ... Ford Focus is the name of a series of compact/small family cars made by the Ford Motor Company and sold in most Ford markets worldwide. ... The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. ... Dagenham is a suburban town in east London, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, situated 12 miles (19. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


This model formed the basis of the Ford Ikon (Code name C195), which is a four-door Saloon (saloon) designed for India, where Ford was now producing cars in a joint venture with Mahindra. The Ikon was also introduced in other developing countries, such as Brazil (where it is known as the Fiesta Sedan), South Africa, Mexico and China, where saloons (sedans) are preferred to hatchbacks. They are extremely reliable, and became one of Ford's successes. The Ford Ikon is a sedan version of the Ford Fiesta Mark V on the Ford B3 platform. ... ... Mahindra can refer to: Mahinda, the son of Emperor Ashoka and proponent of Buddhas teachings in Sri Lanka Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, an Indian automobile company Mahindra United, an Indian football club Category: ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... This article is about the type of car. ... Renault Megane hatchback, a proper hatchback which has shown huge success in Europe Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Hatchback is a term designating an automobile design, containing a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind the vehicle by... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ...


The Fiesta was still Britain's best-selling supermini in 2001, by which time it was making use of a 12-year-old design (though heavily updated visually and mechanically) and made use of some of the oldest technology of any car in its sector at the time.[citation needed] But its impressive ride and handling, swift Zetec 16-valve engines and good reliability were keeping it hugely popular with buyers.[citation needed]


Mark V specifications

Capacity 1242–1596 cc (1753 cc diesel)
Power 59–105 hp
Max. speed 95–114 mph 153-183 km/h
Acceleration 0–60 mph: 16.9–9.9 seconds
Fuel efficiency 38–62 mpg

Mark VI (2002–05): Sixth generation

Mark VI & VII
Production 2002–
Related Ford Fusion
Ford Ecosport
Mazda 2
2005 Ford Fiesta ST

In 2002, the all new third-generation car was unveiled, with no genetic links to the 1976 original. Most engines were carried over from the previous Fiesta, but renamed "Duratec" with the "Zetec" tag used for the sportier models in place of the previous Si. Trim levels available initially were Finesse, LX, Zetec and Ghia, with limited Edition variants soon following. The Mark VI was also the first Fiesta to feature the Anti-lock Braking System and passenger airbags as standard. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2360x1381, 342 KB) Summary Ford Fiesta LX 3-door File links The following pages link to this file: Ford Fiesta Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Ford Fusion (UK) The European Ford Fusion is a small estate based on the Ford Fiesta. ... Ford EcoSport Ford EcoSport The Ford EcoSport is a Compact SUV designed and built in Brazil by Ford. ... The Mazda2 is a subcompact car sold by Mazda in many markets (excluding the United States). ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Duratec is a range of 4, 6 cylinder (V6) and 12 cylinder (V12) petrol engines used in Ford cars. ... The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. ... An anti-lock braking system (ABS) (translated from German, Antiblockiersystem) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ... An airbag is a flexible membrane or envelope, inflatable to contain air or some other gas. ...


Engines available include 1.25 L, 1.3 L, 1.4 L, 1.6 L, 2.0 L petrol (gasoline), plus 1.4 8v and 1.6 16v TDCi common-rail diesel built in a joint venture with Citroën|PSA]]).


In Brazil the Fiesta is a no-frills car and the engine options includes 1.0 L 8v, 1.0 L 8v Supercharged (95 hp, not sold any more in Brazil, though still assembled and exported to Colombia), as well as a Brazilian specific 1.6 L 8v alcohol/gasoline (110 hp) "RoCam" "flexifuel" version. The internal Code name of this model is B256 (5 door) and B257 (3 door). No-frills or no frills is the term used to describe any service or product for which the non-essential features (or frills) have been removed. ...


The Ford Fiesta ST is the performance variant of the new Fiesta, capable of speeds of up to 130 mph (210 km/h) and hopes to relive the success of the XR2. To differ it from the standard Fiesta, it also has visual enhancements, including 17" alloy wheels, different front and rear bumpers, side skirts, body colour handles and bump strips, partial leather seats and a ST logo on the steering wheel. The ST version features a 2.0L Duratec petrol engine, which produces 150 PS (147.9 hp/110.3 kW) in standard form. The Duratec is a range of four, six and twelve-cylinder gasoline engines used in Ford cars. ... Today Internal combustion engines in cars, trucks, motorcycles, construction machinery and many others, most commonly use a four-stroke cycle. ...


This was also the first Fiesta to be sold in Asia and Australasia (all 1.6 L LX 3dr/5dr, Zetec 3dr, Ghia 5dr), replacing the Kia-based Festiva. In Brazil and Argentina, a Fiesta Saloon version was introduced in late 2004. A similar Fiesta Saloon model, with a different front end, was released in India in late 2005. Although the Mark VI Fiesta was ergonomically and mechanically more advanced than any previous Fiesta generation, it was criticized for being too dull and 'heavy' looking. It was a bit of a stylistic fail. However, the Mark VII came with an improved exterior. For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... KIA or Kia may mean: Killed in action Kirby Ian Andersen Kings Indian Attack, a chess opening Kuwait Investment Authority Kachin Independence Army, in Kachin State, Myanmar Kia Motors Kia Asamiya, a popular Japanese manga artist. ... The Ford Festiva was a subcompact car sold by the Ford Motor Company in North America, Asia and Australasia, introduced in 1986 in Japan. ... ... ... Ergonomics (or human factors) is the application of scientific information concerning humans to the design of objects, systems and environment for human use. ...


In 2002, it was the fifth best selling new car in the UK, but was pushed down to third place in the supermini charts by the Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot 206, not claiming top spot in its sector until 2006. 2003 Vauxhall Corsa 2004 Opel Corsa The Corsa is a small car or supermini produced by General Motors in Europe. ... The Peugeot 206 is a supermini manufactured by the French automaker Peugeot since 1998. ...


The Fiesta is one of Brazil's best-selling vehicles, selling around 5,000 units per month. From July 2002 to July 2007, more than 336,000 units have been sold, outselling its competitors: Chevrolet Corsa (183,000 in the same period) and Renault Clio (122,267). Ford Brazil also makes a Fiesta Sedan, which has sold 113,000 units since its launch in 2004.

Mark VII (2005–): Moderate revisions

In November 2005, a facelifted version of the popular Mark VI Fiesta went on sale. Although not mechanically different, there are a number of subtle cosmetic changes which have helped improve the car's look. The front and rear headlamps have been reshaped. The front and rear bumpers and side moulds has been altered. Inside, the dashboard has been updated with new "soft touch" plastics, following criticisms of the hard, cheaply textured original, and the digital fuel readout has been ditched in favour of a new analogue instrument display in a style similar to the Mk.2 Ford Focus. Ford Focus is the name of a series of compact/small family cars made by the Ford Motor Company and sold in most Ford markets worldwide. ...


New "optional-extras" now available include powered folding mirrors, intelligent headlights and windscreen wipers, Bluetooth voice control, Trip computer, MP3 player connectivity and the Electronic Stability Program. Another inclusion are the new range of exterior metallic paint colours. Bluetooth logo This article is about the electronic protocol named after Harald Bluetooth Gormson. ... A trip computer is an onboard computer device fitted to cars which can generally record distance travelled, average speed, average fuel consumption, and display real time fuel consumption information. ... A digital audio player (DAP) is a device that stores, organizes and plays digital music files. ... Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) is a registered trademark of the Robert Bosch GmbH and used originally for Mercedes-Benz. ... Metallic paint, also called polychromatic or metal flake paint, is used on the majority of new automobiles sold. ...


In the United Kingdom, the car is available in Studio, Style, Style Climate, Zetec Climate, Zetec S, ST and Ghia trim levels.


Mark VII specifications

Capacity 1242–1999 cc
Power 60–150 hp
Max. speed 94-129 mph 151–208 km/h
Acceleration 0–60 mph: 18.5–7.9 seconds

Mark VIII (2008–)

The Mark VIII Fiesta, was shown in concept form as the Ford Verve and made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007. It is slightly larger than the current Mark VII car, using the new Mazda developed B2E platform that underpins the new Mazda 2 (and possibly a future new small Volvo). Ford was going to replace the Fiesta name with Verve, but only recently decided to keep its current name. Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... The Ford Verve is a small car concept from Ford of Europe. ... The International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the worlds largest motor show. ... Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a well-known Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ...


The radical design is very much in keeping with Ford's new 'kinetic design' direction which graces the new Mondeo and Iosis concept. [1]. The Ford Mondeo, launched in 1993, was billed as Fords world car, and was also sold in North America as the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique. ...


Ford intends this to be a truly global vehicle, going on sale in Europe, the Far East, and North America. It will become available in North America starting mid 2009 as a 2010 model. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Recently it was announced that the MKVIII Fiesta will be built by AutoAlliance Thailand, a JV factory between Ford and Mazda. From 2009, Mazda will also start to build the Mazda 2 small hatchback from the same factory. Both Ford Australia and Mazda Australia will source the Fiesta and 2 from Thailand, taking advantage of the FTA between Australia and Thailand.


Motorsport

Rallying

Fiesta S 1600 Rallye

Two Ford Fiestas famously starred in the 1979 Monte Carlo rally — the British entry driven by Roger Clark and aided by co-driver Jim Porter and a German entry piloted by Ari Vatanen and co-driven by David Richards. Stephane Sarrazin driving a Subaru Impreza WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlos Sainz driving a Toyota Corolla WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlssons replica 1963 Monte Carlo Saab 96 rally car at Linköping, on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of SAAB in 1997 The Monte... Roger Albert Clark, MBE, (born August 5, 1939, died January 12, 1998) was a British rally driver during the 1960s and 70s, and the first competitor from his country to win a World Rally Championship (WRC) event when he triumphed at the 1976 RAC Rally. ... Ari Vatanen (born April 27, 1952) is a Finnish rally driver turned politician and Member of the European Parliament. ...


Both cars were highly modified with special motorsport components throughout and featured pioneering Limited Slip Differential (LSD) technology. The cars were powered by competition tuned versions of the 1600 cc Kent crossflow engine — a later version of which appeared in the Mk1 Fiesta XR2. In automotive applications, a limited slip differential (LSD) is a modified or derived type of differential gear arrangement that allows for some difference in rotational velocity of the output shafts, but does not allow the difference in speed to increase beyond a preset amount. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ...


The 2 cars worked well in the arduous ice and snow that year. Roger Clark did not set any records but the German car achieved 9th position overall — a very encouraging result which sparked demand for sportier Fiestas. Roger Albert Clark, MBE, (born August 5, 1939, died January 12, 1998) was a British rally driver during the 1960s and 70s, and the first competitor from his country to win a World Rally Championship (WRC) event when he triumphed at the 1976 RAC Rally. ...


Since this there have been sporting and "hot hatch" editions. Versions include Supersport, XR2, S(Sport), XR2i, Si, RS Turbo, RS1800, Zetec S, Zetec RS and ST. All of these were powered by a range of engines from the Ford Kent engine to the Ford Duratec engine. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sport compact. ... The Ford Kent is an internal combustion engine from Ford of Europe. ... The Duratec is a range of four, six and twelve-cylinder gasoline engines used in Ford cars. ...


The Fiesta SportingTrophy is the new Ford Rally One Make Championship; ready to start in his 1st season in March 2006. It combines keen competition with equal performance and leaves the decision about winning or losing to the drivers and co-drivers capabilities. The driver, co-driver and mechanics work as a team to compete against the toughest adversary of all — the clock.


The Fiesta SportingTrophy will be based around the Fiesta ST Group N car. The car has 165 PS (162.7 hp/121.4 kW) from the 2-litre Duratec ST engine which when combined with the conversion kit from M-Sport, has been designed to provide all of the safety equipment and performance upgrades to enable the car to be competitive and reliable at any event around the world.


In March 2007, the Pirtek Rally Team introduced the Ford Fiesta Super 2000 rally car, which will compete in the Australian Rally Championship. Super 2000, also known as S2000, is an FIA specification and classification for production based race cars. ... Australian Rally Championship, West Australian Round, night stage. ...


Circuit racing

In the United Kingdom, the Fiesta is commonly used in numerous club level motorsport series but has its national one-make series called the Ford Fiesta Championship. During its peak in the 1980's and 1990's it had manufacturer support and it even was a support race to the British Grand Prix and numerous BTCC rounds. The series has gone through numerous name changes including Ford Credit Fiesta Championship, Ford Fiesta Zetec Championship and BRSCC Ford Si Challenge and is nowadays run by the BRSCC (British Racing Sports Car Club) as a club racing championship. The organisation also run the other series that consists of Fiestas.[1] The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. ... The British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom and Ireland. ...

  • Ford XR Challenge, for XR2 and XR2i models, also consists of the Escort XR models.[1]
  • Ford Saloon Championship, for a wider range of Ford models.[1]

Advertising

since the launch of the 2005+ model. The advertising motto has been stupid dogbot, clever fiesta when the car shows a new gadget while the dog robot does something stupid e.g.fiesta showing MP3 connectivity, dogbot sticking head into old record player


Fiesta ST Group N specifications

Engine: 1999 cc Duratec engine. Four cylinders in line, DOHC, 16 valves, alloy cylinder head and block.
Electronic multipoint fuel injection.
Power: 165 PS (162.7 hp/121.4 kW) at 5800 rpm
Torque: 202 N·m (149 ft·lbf) at 4500 rpm
Transmission: Five-speed 'dog' engagement gearkit fitted to standard ST road car casing.
Upgraded driveshafts fitted as standard. Plated LSD.
Suspension: Upgraded suspension of ST road car includes revised front knuckles and strengthened twist beam rear axle.
Reiger dampers, adjustable for rebound, and revised spring rates. Uprated suspension bushes.
Brakes: Standard ST road car front and rear disc brakes.
Wheels: Gravel: 15in OZ Racing wheels

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Bodyshell: Multipoint roll cage designed by M-Sport, complying with FIA regulations.
Includes three X braces in rear and twin tube door bars with no cross-over.
Electronics: 'Piggy back' loom supplements standard loom.
Includes electronic circuit breaker and wiring for additional requirements.
Fuel tank: Standard 45-litre tank with Kevlar composite moulded guard.
Dimensions: Length: 3921 mm (154.4 in).
Width: 1683 mm (66.3 in).
Height: 1468 mm (57.8 in).
Wheelbase: 2486 mm (97.9 in).

In the case of vehicles, the term chassis means the frame plus the running gear like engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ... For other uses, see Tank (disambiguation). ...

Crayford convertibles

In 1982, coachbuilders Crayford produced the Fiesta "Fly" — a convertible version of the Mark I Fiesta 1300 Ghia, and a total of just fifteen vehicles were produced. The following year the more powerful 1600 Mark 1 Fiesta XR2 was the donor car, and a further seven conversions were carried out, part of which involved welding the boot shut. For other uses, see Crayford (disambiguation). ...


Awards

  • Brazilian Fiesta Sedan - Car of the Year (Auto Esporte Magazine).

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See also

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