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Old 04-11-2012, 11:57 PM
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As long as they keep the chrome bits to a bare minimum on the new gaping grill it could turn out well i guess. Im interested to see if the interior will receive a boost as well

Guess we all know how a Ka facelift will end up looking
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The upcoming 2013 Fiesta ST shoud give us a clue of some of the updates. Looks like one of them is a switch from red to blue/white lighting for the instuments/switches etc.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:40 PM
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As long as they keep the chrome bits to a bare minimum on the new gaping grill it could turn out well i guess. Im interested to see if the interior will receive a boost as well

Guess we all know how a Ka facelift will end up looking
http://vcommindia.com/CMS/world_vehi...n-Cygnet_1.jpg

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I'm guessing it'll just be chrome on the grille outline. I agree that chrome bars like the Fusion/Mondeo would be overkill.

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The upcoming 2013 Fiesta ST shoud give us a clue of some of the updates. Looks like one of them is a switch from red to blue/white lighting for the instuments/switches etc.
The ST also had new door cards reminiscent of the Focus:



Which I'm not sure if I like, to be honest. It looks more solid than what the Fiesta has now, but it also makes the cabin lose a bit of flair.

I'm guessing for the US-spec there'll be different changes, since our interior has pretty significant differences (Ford had to redesign the dashboard because of some regulation or another, and the door cards are different too). We'll probably get the blue backlighting as well, however, along with the Focus' fancier menu system. I'd like to see the Sony head unit on higher-end models in the US - it looks much classier than the mobile phone buttons - but I doubt we'd get it without some form of MyFordTouch.
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http://blogs.insideline.com/straight...-interior.html

So I think this pretty much confirms the Fiesta ST for the US market (as if the 5-door concept shown in LA hadn't already). The MyFordTouch screen sticking out of the center stack looks silly, but I would avoid MFT anyway.

Assuming it starts under $22k (which it has to since the Focus ST starts at 24), then this is the best candidate for my next car.
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I hope Ford reworks there rear end of the Fiesta Sedan semi-drastically.

The fat butt just doesn't work for me. They need to not raise the belt line so high at the back.
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I hope Ford reworks there rear end of the Fiesta Sedan semi-drastically.

The fat butt just doesn't work for me. They need to not raise the belt line so high at the back.
That wish will not be granted, at least not on this design cycle.

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The Fiesta sedan looks...okay, but it doesn't escape the tippy awkward look of most B-segment sedans. The Sonic and Rio both do hatch-to-sedan conversions better. In fact, the Rio sedan is positively attractive with those LED taillights.

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The Fiesta sedan looks...okay, but it doesn't escape the tippy awkward look of most B-segment sedans. The Sonic and Rio both do hatch-to-sedan conversions better. In fact, the Rio sedan is positively attractive with those LED taillights.
I dunno, my Yaris sedan looks pretty nice. The Fiesta looks absolutely terrible in sedan form.
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I dunno, my Yaris sedan looks pretty nice. The Fiesta looks absolutely terrible in sedan form.
The Yaris sedan is nice, it helps that it shares few if any panels with the hatch. It's not for sale outside of rental fleets any more though, which is why I didn't mention it. I suppose the new Accent does the sedan conversion pretty well too, I guess.

I wouldn't say the Fiesta sedan looks terrible, but it's a 6/10 where the hatch is a 9/10. The chrome grille doesn't help (though it can be replaced with the hatch grille for 2012)

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I hope Ford reworks there rear end of the Fiesta Sedan semi-drastically.

The fat butt just doesn't work for me. They need to not raise the belt line so high at the back.
They can't do much during mid-cycle update since the body is usually untouched, you need to wait for the next generation model to see bigger changes.

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The Yaris sedan is nice, it helps that it shares few if any panels with the hatch. It's not for sale outside of rental fleets any more though, which is why I didn't mention it. I suppose the new Accent does the sedan conversion pretty well too, I guess.

I wouldn't say the Fiesta sedan looks terrible, but it's a 6/10 where the hatch is a 9/10. The chrome grille doesn't help (though it can be replaced with the hatch grille for 2012)
The Yaris sedan doesn't share any body panels with the hatch version.


The sedan version has a lower roofline and rides on a longer wheelbase.

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Here's the new front:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/ford-fiesta-2013.html

I think it works really well with the rest of the design. Much bolder than the current theme.
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