• Jun 1, 2009
Ford Fiesta Sedan for the U.S. – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford has already released 100 Euro-market Ford Fiesta hatchbacks into the hands of its Fiesta Movement ambassadors, but the actual production model being developed for the U.S. will have some differences, as these spy shots indicate. For one, the U.S. will have a sedan model in addition to the two- and four-door hatchback. If you peruse the gallery below, you'll notice the sedan gets a large trunk with a high decklid. The extra cargo capacity adds some rear overhang, but it appears to integrate nicely with Ford's overall design.

This model snapped while testing also features camouflage over its front and rear end to hide the various design tweaks that will be exclusive to our market. As much as we can tell through the cloaking, it appears U.S.-spec Fiestas will have a different, larger grille than their European and Chinese counterparts. Check out the rest of the spy shots that reveal Ford's new small car from every angle in the gallery below.


[Photos: KGP Photography]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The sedan looks like a fat baby. I also think the sedan is going to have a failboxed grille judging by the pics.
      The Hatch is perfectly proportioned and arguably one of the best-looking compacts on the market.
      jmo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      spoiled
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like someone drove a huge truck into the back of his Ford Mondeo hatchback.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yay!!!!!! These are going to sell.

      Let's just hope (Pray?) they don't find a way to mess up a wonderful design with an ugly grill/tailight section.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Tomac, I agree with the large booty comment, but I think you're decidedly in the minority when it comes to the front fascia styling of the EU version of this car. THAT is the part I and many others want to see preserved for this market.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is HIDEOUS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The sedan has way too big of a butt. That rear overhang is crazy, almost like a school bus. Plus the high rear shoulder line makes it look like it has 12 inch wheels.

      The hatch is so cool. The sedan is not so much (at least from what we've seen so far).
      • 5 Years Ago
      I still don't like that high arching mid line. It's too high in the rear, you have little rear window to see out of and I'd imagine back seat passengers would feel a bit claustrophobic. That and no 3 chrome slab grill please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      God, please, no three bar grill.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It seems like no matter what changes Ford makes to this car AB readers already _know_ it will do nothing but harm to the design.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They would put on gray plastic doorhandles. They would. Ford seems to have a serious aversion to putting certain body-color parts on US-market small cars these days; the Focus offers a choice between gray and chrome. It's just completely mindblowing to me that they would continue to cheap out in this area.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's usually called a base version ... they keep the colour-keyed bumpers, mirrors, and handles for the high end version!

        They're not the only ones.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't know if you can tell by the pictures but it has a ****load of mismatching exterior bits.
        • 5 Years Ago
        also note the same ugly wheels as the Focus has. It IS the Focus!
      Kumail
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want to see the 3-door hatchback....
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        Same here. I'm *waiting* for the Fiesta to BUY. But, if there's no 3-door, it's a no-sale. Period.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        For one, the U.S. will have a sedan model in addition to the two- and four-door hatchback
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is it the trunk addition makes the wheels look about the size of furniture casters?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because it is a TEST MULE.

        Test Mule: Vehicle made up of varying parts, to test the suspension/engine/transmission/cooling/braking of a new vehicle, that is not in production. The body often has little to no resemblance to the production vehicle, except for a few parts here and there.

        In other words, don't base your opinion of a vehicle, on a test mule. Or, are most of you the same people who believed that the TaurusX/Flex/Freestyle we saw recently, was the new Explorer.

        BTW, the car has to be Americanized. If it is not, it cannot be sold here.
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