With so many hatchbacks on the market, one is spoilt for choice when considering a model to buy. In many parts of the world, the Ford Fiesta is, without a doubt, the most popular small car to buy. It has a long history dating back to the latter half of the 1970s. And it’s a model that we’re likely to see continue getting produced for some time to come.
The latest generation Fiesta is a model that sells like hotcakes for Ford. In fact, it’s one of their flagship models. After spending some time with the latest Fiesta on offer, we’ve fallen in love with it. Here’s why:
It Looks Modern and Attracts all Kinds of Drivers
These days when you buy a car, you expect it to “fit in” wherever you go. The last thing you want is a car that stands out like an eyesore! The good news is the latest Ford Fiesta offers sleek styling and modern design.
There’s no doubt Ford’s design team were successful in attracting a broad niche audience. From youngsters to senior citizens and everyone in between, the Ford Fiesta is a hit with people of all ages.
It’s Easy to Drive
Yes, the current generation Ford Fiesta is small enough to manoeuvre in city streets. And it’s perfect for those of us that hate parallel parking. But, did you know it’s also a good car for disabled drivers?
In fact, places like TC Harrison Motability say the Fiesta is one of their best-selling cars. The car has a raft of modern features to make your life on the road an easy and safer one. Examples include park assist, city emergency braking, and more.
There’s a Trim Option for Everyone
Some hatchbacks only come in one or two trim options, believe it or not. Thankfully, the Ford Fiesta is available in around 13 different ones! From the basic Studio to the range-topping Titanium X, you’re bound to find one that meets your needs.
If you like driving hot hatches, Ford has got you covered. The Fiesta ST and its derivatives offer style and high performance in a compact form.
Industry – Leading Efficient Engines
The days of slow, thirsty and smelly engines in the Fiesta are over. Today, Ford only uses a range of eco-friendly power plants in the popular hatchback.
One engine that gets fitted the most in the car is the 1.0 EcoBoost. It’s a three-cylinder turbocharged unit that offers eco-friendly motoring. While it’s no Mustang engine, it’s not a slouch either with a minimum of 100 bhp on offer!
Those of you that do long journeys on a regular basis might prefer one of the TDCi diesel offerings. There’s even an “Econetic” version that boasts 88 MPG combined!
Class-Leading Handling and Agility
Last, but not least, let’s talk about the way the car handles on the road. Some people used to criticise the previous generation’s handling. It seems Ford has fixed that problem with this current model. The suspension setup feels both refined and strong on the road. The feedback through the steering wheel is good, making you feel more confident at speed.