Ford Fiesta updated for 2021 | New Release - Car News Sep 2021

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09:09 Friday 17 Sep 2021

The Ford Fiesta has been updated for 2021 getting new looks, extra tech and a choice of two new mild-hybrid engines.

The looks haven't changed a great deal, the Ford badge in the centre of the Fiesta's grille (not at the top) marks this out as a 2021 model. 

You also get unique styling cues depending on which version you go for – Trend and Titanium cars gets chrome, ST-Line models have glossy black trim pieces and Active models have slightly chunkier features in line with their soft-roader status.

Bigger changes happen on the inside. You can now have a 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle that adds a sense of modernity while the sporty ST model gets new, more heavily bolstered front seats that look excellent. 

Titanium, ST-Line and Active models can be upgraded with the Vignale pack, adding plush upholstery, carbon-fibre-like trim and 17 or 18-inch alloy wheels.
You also get new safety features such as Wrong Way Alert, which alerts you if you try to join a motorway on the wrong side. You also get active cruise control that reads speed limits and automatic parking.

Ford has added two new mild-hybrid engines to the range with 125 or 155PS. 

These units have a large starter motor that is hooked up to a 48V power supply. It can activate the stop-start system when the car is still rolling to a stop and provide an electric boost when you make off again. It also means the Fiesta can coast at high speeds. The result? A 10 per cent improvement to fuel economy. 

The 125PS model fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (a six-speed manual is standard) can return 45mpg and produces CO2s of 117g/km. Or the same as the slower 100PS model without the mild-hybrid tech.

The new Fiesta is on sale now and costs £16,620, £25 less than the outgoing car. The kicker? Car's aren't expected to be delivered to their owners until sometime in 2022. 

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