2011 Ford Fiesta. Click image to enlarge
2011 Ford Fiesta
Los Angeles, California – Ford says its new Ford Fiesta small car will deliver more than just great looks and top fuel economy when it goes on sale in North America next year. The 2011 Fiesta – available in four- and five-door hatchback body styles – also will set a new small car benchmark for safety, connectivity and powertrain technology.
“Customers are savvy. They want expressive cars that deliver not just great fuel economy but also high quality, new technologies and a fun driving experience,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. “We plan to answer the call with Fiesta; an all-new vehicle in North America we hope will set a new standard for small cars.”
More than 500,000 Fiestas have already sold to customers in Europe and Asia and is Europe’s number-two selling car.
The Fiesta has a 1.6-litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine with an estimated 119 horsepower and 109 ft.-lbs. of torque. Spirited performance and fuel-efficient economy are signature attributes with the Fiesta expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy. The Fiesta’s advanced 1.6-liter engine features Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) allowing the engine to be downsized for fuel economy while continuously optimizing camshaft phasing for throttle response, performance and flexibility.
Fiesta features a standard five-speed manual transaxle with gear ratios selected to offer spirited off-the-line performance and exceptional fuel economy for drivers who desire three pedals and a stick shift to maximize driving experience.
Sporty, European driving dynamics prevail. Specially tuned front struts, bushings, dampers, stabilizer bars and a rear twist-beam axle keep Fiesta sure-footed and firmly planted.