• Jul 26th 2009 at 10:02AM
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Our time with the Euro-spec Ford Fiesta proved to us that the Oval has one heck of a B-segment hatch on its hands. Since Americans tend to prefer traditional sedans, we're likely to have three-, four- and five-doors here in the US, but what about a coupe?
Auto Express wondered the same thing, and the UK publication commissioned an artist to craft a two-door rendering of the popular Fiesta. AE's imaginary Fiesta coupe looks very much like the car presently in production, with a trapezoid grille, unique headlamps that stretch all the way to the front wheel wells, and the Kinetic-design surface treatments that make the Fiesta look wider than it really is. In the land of make-believe, the coupe gets rectangular fog lights that lend it a fancier look than the plain-Jane round lights on the existing Fiesta.

Out back, the theoretical Fiesta coupe adds some visual flair with a swoopy roofline that stretches all the way to the Fiesta's rear hatch. Chrome trim arounf the side glass that stretches from the A pillar to the C pillar looks a bit like that of the good-looking Mondeo. We'd love to see a slick Fiesta coupe here in the States, and would be more than OK if it looked just like the Auto Express rendering. Throw an EcoBoost 1.6 under the hood, give us the keys and get out of our way, because this little whip's a looker. Now, if only it were real....



[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      As it seems, the commenting system is still broken as ever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I always giggle at how the europeans define "Coupe" as, "A car with a little bit of rear overhang". No offense, but if it doesn't have a proper trunk and fixed rear glass, then it is not a coupe.

      The Jaguar XK is a coupe, so is the Ford Mustang, so is the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe. By contrast, the Volkswagen Scirroco is not a coupe, nor is the new VW CC while we're at it. Four doors? Not a coupe. Coupe = 2 doors. Yes, I realize the differences between european nonclamenture and american: Sedan VS Saloon, Station Wagon VS Estate, ect. But we should still be able to agree that 2 doors and a trunk is different than 2 doors and a hatchback.

      You may think I'm nitpicking (and you're right really...), but when the day comes where a four door estate is called a convertible because a little bit of of it's roof rolls back, then you'll be wondering why guys like me didn't insist on the proper terminology.

      Anyway... I like it! I liked the hatch and like this "coupe" *wink wink, nudge nudge* even more. The new Fiesta is the best small car to come to America in a long time. Better than that hog of a Mini Cooper that BMW makes now. (It's too big, too expensive and too thirsty for my taste) Europeans have always built better handling and better quality cars than Americans (British-Leyland and 70's era Fiat notwithstanding) and it's always nice to have some of that goodness exported to us.

      I also think that a lot of people on your side of the pond would love a return of the Ford Capri. A tailed out Fiesta could easily be that. It's a pretty car, and with a little bit more engine it could be a real monster.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks interesting, but I'd rather just see the 3 door.
      Just like a vehicle with 4 doors is not a coupe, a vehicle with minimal to no rear overhand is not a coupe.
      I honestly think that the word "coupe" is just a synonym for any kind of automobile or even any type of vehicle.
      Next up: the Boeing 787 Coupe.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the 3 door is a no go for north america
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm still holding my breath for the 3-door. Even though it's been pretty much confirmed from Ford, Autoblog still seems to think we're getting it.... Maybe they know something... *Cue X-Files music*
      • 6 Years Ago
      I live in Dearborn and have seen a white Fiesta driving around with a large "ford racing" sticker on the front bumper and on the rear hatch. I didn't get a very good look at it though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm already interested in just the standard Fiesta. If they actually built this and gave it the right motor, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why Autoblog do you keep toying with my emotions? You keep saying there'll be a 3 door varient, but hasn't Ford already confirmed we are not getting the 3 door in the U.S.?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, they have confirmed that.
        http://tinyurl.com/mcm6xg
        Q: What is the likelihood of a three-door variant...?
        A: We do get that question a lot, but at this time we do not currently have plans for the three-door hatchback.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, I was referring to the article you had posted up a while back. Thanks, otherwise I'd still be all gung-ho about getting a Fiesta on day one. But, with that news, I don't even really want one now... Which really sucks considering how much I love everything else about it. I simply DO NOT want 4/5-doors on a sporty little hatch like this, just like about every reader hear at AB.

        :'(
      • 6 Years Ago
      with a 2 liter ecoboost and 200-230 hp this would be a lot of fun and still relatively useful as a vehicle. I'd be interested.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @naggs think Ecoboost 2.0 making 230-280 hp.
        • 6 Years Ago
        think ecoboost 1.4 making 180 hp
      • 6 Years Ago
      If Ford were to confirm a date for that coupe, preferably an RS version, I'd be at my local Ford dealership tomorrow morning with a deposit.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I guess now we need only 49.999 more people with similar commitment :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Fiesta Coupe? Yes, please!
        • 6 Years Ago
        i think it would be smart to offer the 2 door as a coupish performance variant only

        or at least smarter than not offering it at all

        • 6 Years Ago
        I hope Ford follows these blogs (AB and others) and reads the comments. People want the 3-door or it's a no-deal for many potential buyers if they don't offer it. Probably the whole ZX3 Focus community would jump on the 3-door Fiesta nearly instantly as most of the owners of ZX3s are starting to look to upgrade as their cars are aging. Myself included. FORD - THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU MAKE A HUGE MISTAKE.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who wants to bet they lard up, soften, and numb the American version? Just like they did to the second gen Focus.

      They'll be more concerned about the number of cupholders and SYNC than how it drivers.
        • 6 Years Ago
        According to various sources, the first generation Focus was actually the heaviest... A 2000 Focus SES weighed about 2750, a 2005 Focus SES was about 2680, and the current SES is about 2640.

        Yes, they have softened over the years, but they certainly haven't gained weight, you want a manufacturer (or several) who softens up their cars and adds weight? Look at Honda, Toyota, BMW (the most recent 3 series generation jump being a perfect example, still good cars, but not nearly as engaging, IMO), Volkswagen, Nissan (aside from the 370Z, which I applaud for trimming inches). And while Ford is guilty of this as well (every manufacturer is to an extent), the Focus has been a perfect example of fitting more while weighing less.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the current 3 series is what the 6/7 series used to be

        1 series = e36 3 series
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'll take you bet Brian, and I won't feel guilty for taking money from a hater who doesn't pay attention to anything Ford is currently doing and saying, but just drags up crap from the pre-Mullay era.
        BTW, Check your votes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Troll it up Brian.......
        • 6 Years Ago
        How it drivers? haha. Okay, anyways, the Focus Coupe, despite being ugly, is not truly horrible. It actually gets nice sales and is one of the safest compacts in the US. I see new Foci all the time. Surprising, yes, but that just means that the current US Focus wasn't completely off. All that really killed a lot of sales was the lack of a hatchback. So offering 4 variations like they kind of did with the Gen 1 Focus. It did fine. So why not do it like the Focus, but a little more different and more distinguishable (instead of a wagon and a 5-door hatch).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Two door coupe for the Focus and three door hatch for the Fiesta. Seems like good marketing, and product differentiation strategy to me.

      Could potentially be a good contenter in the states vs the new Honda CRZ, Prius Coupe, and future Fiat's. I hope Ford adds this to their US line up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Coupe, yes. Hatchback, no. That's why the marketing folks try to call everything a coupe. Because American don't like hatchbacks. Not sure why, but that seems to be the perception. In any event, I like coupes and I would not buy anything else except a roadster. Two doors, two seats and a small trunk is all I want and need.

      Of course the perfect car is all twos, 2 doors, two seats, two thousand pounds, 200 horses under the hood. You could even make it 2 liters for symmetry.
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