Next Gen 2009 Ford Fiesta Debut At Auto China Show

Next Gen Ford Fiesta Debut At 2008 Auto China
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Today at 08 Beijing Motor Show, Ford revealed its all-new next generation global small car the Ford Fiesta five-door hatch. Designed and developed in Europe for sale in Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and the Americas between 2008 and 2010, the all-new Fiesta is the first major product of Ford’s new global product development process.

The all-new Ford Fiesta is closely related to the exciting trio of Verve Concepts that were revealed globally at 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show as a three-door hatch, at 2007 Guangzhou Motor Show in China as a four-door notchback, and at 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as another iteration of a four-door notchback.

China production of the all-new Ford Fiesta commences before end of 2008 at the Changan Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA) plant in Nanjing, China. By 2010, Ford's Fiesta small-car family will be manufactured in Europe, Asia and the Americas and be marketed as Fiesta in all of the world’s key automotive markets.

The all-new Fiesta retains the MacPherson strut front suspension and twist-beam rear suspension layout, but the new suspension and steering system has undergone an array of enhancements.

Electric-Power Assist Steering (E-PAS) is introduced in the Fiesta for the first time. E-PAS only operates when steering-effort assistance is required, unlike traditional hydraulic PAS pumps that operate constantly when the engine is running. This brings a fuel consumption reduction.

New production colors include the Beijing reveal colour of Passion Orange and the bright Lightning Yellow.

Full technical details of the new Fiesta will be released closer to the formal launching of the production model before the end of 2008.

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