We expect an all new version of the current Fiesta for quite some time, especially since it has been released back in 2008. This means that when it will be released, the current model would have been on the market for a full decade. This is more than pretty much any other car and while it is not adequate, the current Fiesta still is a good car to get at less than $15,000. Unlike the previous model, when it will be released, the 2018 Ford Fiesta is going to be released on both the International and US market at the same time.
While Ford still hasn’t said much about the future car, it seems it is going to use an evolution of the current platform. This will be wider than before and it will also have the longer wheelbase. From the test mules and from the prototypes seen testing so far it also seems that the car is going to be wider, longer and slightly lower than before. This should allow Ford to design a more modern and aggressive car which is usually what people are looking for these days.
2018 Ford Fiesta Release Date and Price
The release date hasn’t been announced so far but a mid-2017 release seems about right. The price, just like before, will vary between just $13,000 and more than $23,000 for a top end model.
Because it has been on the market for so long, the 2018 Ford Fiesta will be entirely new. The design will change dramatically from the current version of the car and its interior will grow, both in size and in quality. At the front of the car, we should see the same grille that debuted on the new Fusion but instead of the old-looking headlights of the older model, the new car will get more European. It will be wider, it will have a longer hood and it should be more in-line with the Fusion. At the back, the older tail-lights and the rather uninspired hatch-design are gone. Instead, it seems that Ford is also using a more German design with two sets of taillights, one on the hatch door and one on the body. This design has been employed in a few other new cars from other manufacturers.
2018 Ford Fiesta Interior
Its cabin hasn’t been seen so far but it looks like Ford is preparing to throw all that odd design of the Fiesta out of the window. Instead, just like with the Fusion, the new 2018 Ford Fiesta will feature a more modern and comfortable interior. The dashboard will be cleaner and the center consoles a bit more conventional. All of these have been rather weak points of the older car. These changes will not only allow the Fiesta to be marketed to a wider selection of people but it should allow Ford to directly compete with the Polo once again.
Ford Fiesta 2018 Engine
This time around we expect all the old naturally aspirated engines of the 2018 Ford Fiesta to be gone. Instead, even the most basic model is expected to use a 1 liter 3 cylinder EcoBoost engine. These should offer from 80 to 140 horsepower and all of them should allow for similar fuel consumption. The 1.6 from the ST might be replaced by a smaller 1.5 liter unit with more power and torque. In terms of diesel engines not much will change. A 1.5 liter unit with 75 or 90 horsepower should still be available. Some also said that a diesel ST might be offered but this hasn’t been confirmed so far.
We do know however that an RS model of the Fiesta will be offered. This might use either a 1.5-liter engine or a larger 2 liter unit from the Focus ST. In any case, more than 250 horsepower should be achievable.