Similarly to other cars in its class the Ford Fiesta has had to undergo many interior and exterior changes to keep up with the competition and needs of the usual driver.
The Fiesta has been around since the launch in 1976 and is currently in its sixth generation throughout the World. In the 38 years the Fiesta has been on the market the Ford Motor Company has sold over 16 million units, giving it pride of place in the portfolio alongside the Escort and the F-series.
The most recent generation was launched in 2010 and on first impressions the car seems to have grown in size, similar to the Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and other hatchbacks which have gone down the route of adding more space for your money and overall a more practical vehicle.
In 2013 the Fiesta was given a facelift of which the most notable feature was the Aston Martin style grill which adds some serious class to the appearance. Aside from that the main bulk of the vehicle stays the same but as they say, if someone isn’t broke, don’t fix it.
Since 2010 the Fiesta has become more even more appealing to the mass market and the likes of AutoExpresshave given the Fiesta the title of best super mini since the facelift.
The interior looks classy, neat and full of little features you may not have expected after a well thought out refresh. You can expect features such as air conditioning in the Zetec model, CD player, electric front windows and heated mirrors for the colder months!
A complete rethink wasn't necessary but the changes they have made have kept the cabin fresh and eye catching. Most hatchbacks have simple shapes, materials and features to keep designs as simple as possible but Ford have gone all out to create a comfortable and pretty funky interior.
The previous multimedia system within the pre-facelift model had some issues and since then those have been corrected thanks to the expertise of Microsoft.
For parents worrying about their children cranking the music up to loud or speeding, then the MyKey feature will come in very handy. It doesn't just apply to parents but the Fiesta can have features restricted to promote safer driving and reduce the risk to drivers and passengers with lower top speeds and the inability to deactivate driver assistance and safety technology.
Since proposals from the government have come in to try and cut road deaths this is a fantastic feature.
As well as an improved exterior and a tweaked cabin you can be reassured by the EcoBoost engine. This three cylinder engines innovation has won awards and other reviews online share the same view that despite only being a small engine the drive is much more fun than other similar hatchbacks or even more powerful models from other manufacturers.
Officially you are looking at 65.7 combined mpg, which for a petrol engine is highly impressive. At a speed of 0-62 in 9.4 seconds you wont be the fastest on the road but you will certainly catch attention, save pounds on your economy and have bags of features inside.