• Apr 21, 2008


Click above to view the Ford Fiesta S in hi-res

China will undoubtedly be an important market for the new Ford Fiesta. Originally unveiled in European spec at the Geneva Motor Show last month, the Chinese version has just made its debut this week at the Auto China show in Beijing. The Chinese Fiesta is scheduled begin production before the end of the year at Ford's $510 million Changan Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA) plant in Nanjing, China.

Styling is by and large the same as its European counterpart, only the Beijing show car, displayed in S trim, features a sportier, more aggressive trim package that could preview what a future hot-hatch Fiesta ST or RS could look like. Did Ford hit the sweet spot in Geneva or in Beijing? Take a look at the Chinese and European versions in the galleries below and share your thoughts in the comments.



[Source: Ford]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      WoW you guys must not keep up with Ford.
      this car is coming to the U.S.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Had a chance to drive a 1.3 liter demio wagon while in japan last december. It felt very good for a small car, similar to my 2003 accord. avg'd about 48 mpg too! After driving that, I was very interested in driving the 1.5 sport hatch, which is basically the same car as the new fiesta. This is what the new focus should have been. It should give the fit fits.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd hand over 14k for that little green one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks so much better as a 3 door, dont get why the 'S' would be 5 door and the regular is 3, dont they know a hot hatch Should be a 3 door. Mind you Subaru dont know this either!
      Very nice looking car though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now it's even more obvious that the Guangzhou Linian you presented earlier is a total copy of the Fiesta.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Even the Chinese are getting better looking Fords than we do.
      • 6 Years Ago
      China, China, China, its all we hear these days, America you might as well face it, you are a second class citizen in todays world.
      China is a new market and will get to sample everythng first, Maybe they will get a Ranger before we get a replacement too.

      Its a SAD world, everyone has jumped ship.

      China might make what I consider second class junk but 10 years from now they will make everything and make it well, The American car will be gone forever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      @Tinu: Because as soon as we get it we will find something to whine about and not buy it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Apparently we are going to get this car in the US as well. It can't come soon enough.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sooner than later would be better so we can forget our ugly a** Focus.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Next year my wife and I will need a little 4 door, let's hope Ford sells it and doesn't turn it into another ugly a?* sedan that is impractical. In addition I hope they offer OEM roof racks. We love our Focus ZX3, but it's difficult to get a rack for, and since they eliminated the Focus hatchbacks it will either mean a Fiesta or an Honda Fit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know it's cliché, and I know that gaping mouth will pretty much act like a shovel during the Winter, but I still want it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Have any of you clowns been paying attention? They ARE planning on selling it in the US. So start saving your allowance so you can put your money where your mouth is.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ford can't sell it in the US because our dollar isn't worth sh**. Would you buy a subcompact starting at over $20k?
        • 6 Years Ago
        And why can't Ford sell this in US, again?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Because Ford thinks we're not good enough for It. the current attitude is "Give them a dressed-up old Focus with Sync and they'll be happy."
      • 6 Years Ago
      so they've got looks and size down....is it reliable? let's hope so
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