Mazda2 to spawn all-road Ford Fiesta in Europe
Based on the same B2 platform that underpins the new Mazda 2, the new Fiesta is intended to be a true global car, and will likely see sales in the U.S. eventually. High fuel prices, registration fees, environmental concerns and the like have led the shift towards smaller vehicles, but adding the practicality and versatility of these mini CUVs offers buyers a choice.
Expect 1.3, 1.6 and 1.8-litre Duratec SCi direct injection gas engines, as well as 1.4 and 1.6 TDCi diesels. Traction and stability control and lots of airbags should be offered, as well. Look for the new Fiesta SUV some time in 2009. Follow the Read link for a rear shot.
[Source: Auto Express]
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