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2018 Ford Fiesta review – redesign, interior, price


The 2018 Ford Fiesta follows in the footsteps of the previous version of the Fiesta to deliver the best balance in the delivery of power and affordability. With a few notable improvements both externally and internally, the 2018 Fiesta is a much welcome iteration over the existing range in terms of the ergonomics, power and the quality of the materials used to make it. Although Ford has not given the exact date for which the car will become available, focus on what the car can do for you or your family given that it has a few improvements that most car owners will love. The new Ford Fiesta 2018 was spotted in Europe in a test run covered all over with vinyl. However, those with a keen eye were ready to take a snapshot of it for other car lovers to drool over what Ford has been working on for a while now.

2018 Ford Fiesta redesign

2018 Ford Fiesta redesign

Exterior

The exterior of the 2018 Ford Fiesta is not different by much from the previous Ford Fiestas. One noticeable aspect about the 2018 Ford Fiesta that sets it apart from its previous brothers is the slightly smaller grille. The front fascia also features smaller headlamps. The daytime running lights have retained their shape and size from the previous iterations. Ford made an effort to trick onlookers in the prototype with the addition of inserts under its camo with the result of disguising the body contours. Also, the car appears to have a wider roofline which also appears to be lower than the current Ford Fiesta. The car will come in the expected current shapes namely the sedan and the hatchback. No matter style one chooses, the 2018 Ford Fiesta is poised to deliver better handling compared to the current vehicle. The side mirrors are still protruding from the doors, and the front grills are coupled with the lower grill. It has 16 inch wheels and a rear spoiler. You also get a safety cage that is reinforced with boron steel to cushion you whenever there is any accident that damages the body of the car.

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Interior

The interior of the 2018 Ford Fiesta is more or less like the previous Fiestas. However, it has materials of a higher grade compared to the current crop of vehicles. The center console is still very usable; the materials are still soft to the touch, and metallic accents are present. The front seats of the 2018 Ford Fiesta are made of leather and have provisions for heating with two settings for comfort. With the heated seats comes the Cold Weather Control which allows for the control of the internal temperature. The car will take care of the cold automatically. The side view mirrors are also heated to allow for visibility when the outdoors are freezing, or there is mist. With seven colors to choose from whereby the color will illuminate the footwells and the inside of the car, the possibilities are endless. The infotainment system allows for control of radio and plug-in-play through the SYNC technology that is available with other cars.

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Ford Fiesta 2018 specs

The new Ford Fiesta 2018 will feature several versions of the powertrain. First will be the conventional 1.6-liter engine with four cylinders. Then there is the 1.0-liter engine with three cylinders which is turbocharged. The third iteration of the 2018 Fiesta will feature an engine with a 1.6-liter engine with a turbocharger and four cylinders to boot. This last version produces 197 horsepower and up to 202 lb-ft of torque which is more than most people will need for their daily commute to work and back. The fuel economy for the three versions of the engine is at the top of it, class. The 1.0L EcoBoost engine with three cylinders has been estimated by the EPA to use 43 miles per gallon on the highway. The 1.6L Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine which produces 197 horsepower will need 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

The cars feature an Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) which ensures accuracy and effortless driving no matter the type of road you are riding on. It has the sporty suspension which will ensure it remains strong and responsive no matter the terrain one is on. The Torque Vectoring Control ensures the car is kept on the road no matter the speed at which you negotiate a corner. This mechanism applies a little braking mechanism on the inside front tire to give more traction to the outside front wheel which has more grip and is steadier. This aspect reduces understeer and will keep the car under your control even when you have ice under the wheels. For stability, the car comes with various technologies that will keep you steady on the road. Whenever the car feels any form of wheel slip, it kicks in the Standard AdvanceTrac which regulates the torque of the engine and applies brakes as required. When on ice or gravel, the car uses the Anti-Lock Brake System to keep itself stable.

New Ford Fiesta 2018 price, release date

2018 Ford Fiesta Price and Release Date

The 2018 Ford Fiesta will make its appearance in late 2017 and may retail somewhere around $15,000. The cars that will compete it in this class include the Toyota Yaris, Scion/Toyota iA, Hyundai Accent, Honda Fit, Chevrolet Sonic and even its own crop of Ford Fiestas. Given the few advancements noted on the car not to mention the better fuel economy will make it very attractive to current and future sedan owners.

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