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With excitement building over Ford's introduction of the new Fiesta to the U.S. market, it's fun to get to know its international brethren. Ford is introducing a new limited edition of the Fiesta to the UK called the Zetec S Red special edition. This zippy little ride gets a red body paint (called "Colorado") and a checkered flag roof paint. Inside, the Zetec S Red sports leather seats and privacy glass. The powerplant will be a gasoline-only 1.6-litre, 100PS that Ford calls "zesty yet thrifty." See more details after the break.

Ford will only be making 400 of these special models and will sell them for £13,000. Ford UK sold almost 43,000 of the popular Fiesta in the UK through the end of May and previous limited edition Fiestas have sold out quickly.


[Source: Ford]

PRESS RELEASE:

FORD ADDS STRIKING NEW FIESTA LIMITED EDITION

* New sporty Fiesta Zetec S Red special edition
* Black and white 'chequered flag roof' and Colorado red body paint
* Leather seats and privacy glass
* On sale now priced at £13,000 on-the-road

BRENTWOOD, Essex, 26 June, 2008 – The appeal of the exciting Ford Fiesta
line-up continues to expand with the debut of a new sporty, feature-packed special edition – the Zetec S Red. Just 400 new Zetec S Red special editions, representing 10 per cent of all Zetec S models, will be available, priced at £13,000.

The "Red" edition follows the success of the popular radian yellow "Anniversary" and lime green "Celebration" models which sold out within weeks of their launch last year. Ford Fiesta has been in the top three best-selling vehicles in Britain every month this year with 42,895 models sold up to the end of May - almost 20 per cent of the British small car market.

With the zesty yet thrifty1.6-litre, 100PS petrol engine, Zetec S Red features Colorado red paintwork with chequered flag roof decal. Dark privacy glass on the rear windows and panther black features: door mirrors, door handles, bodyside mouldings, roof spoiler and tailgate handle, all add to the stylish look. Also standard are Quickclear® heated front windscreen, ebony leather seats, 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning and heated electrically-operated door mirrors.


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