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Ford Fiesta Mk VII
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Ford Fiesta (B299/B409). 2008–18 (prod. over 1,000,000 Europe only to March 2011). 3-, 4- and 5-door saloon. F/F, 999 cm³ (I3 DOHC), 1242 cm³ petrol, 1399 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 1388, 1596 cm³ petrol, 1498, 1560 cm³ diesel (I4 DOHC). Ford’s global small car, part of European Fiesta lineage with nameplate returning to North America for the first time since 1980. Four-door for Asian and North American markets. Regarded as class leader, excellent chassis and handling. Showed small-car interpretation of ‘kinetic’ design theme which débuted on larger Ford Mondeo Mk IV. Minor facelift in 2010, more substantial, Aston Martin-esque facelift in 2012, with Ecoboost three-cylinder and 1·5 diesel added. Quality issues with DPS6 transmissions exposed in Detroit Free Press in 2019.

Manufacturing locations: Köln, Germany; Valencia, Spain; Pluakdaeng, Rayong, Thailand; Nanjing, China; Cuautitlán, México; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Fiesta | Predecessors: Ford Fiesta Mk VI, Ford Tierra | Successor: Ford Fiesta Mk VIII

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