• Nov 30, 2009
2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Fiesta Movement, Ford's campaign to introduce the little global Fiesta car to the U.S. market, kicked off at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year and will end this week during the LA Auto Show with, what else, a party. Oh, and the official unveiling of the 2011 North American version. We got a sneak peek of the Fiesta earlier today that it now seems was incorrect, based on these new pictures found buried on Ford's website.

The U.S.-style three-bar grille is thankfully not present in these official pics, though the hatch and sedan do wear different grilles (we like the hatch's version better, for what it's worth). The rest of the car remains as good-looking as the Euro-spec version ever did, and the interior will be a big draw for this car – along with solid MPG numbers, of course. For those of you who hoped Ford would bring the Fiesta over from Europe pretty much intact, it appears your wishes have been granted. We'll have all the details from LA right soon.




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      giggles123
      • 5 Years Ago
      i like the euro version better, which i actually drove 2 weeks ago. the fiesta movement was at my school letting ppl drive the car, no strings attached. all they did was swipe my license and ask me a few stupid questions and off i went. only problem was that i was basically only allowed to drive the car around a parking lot and classes were getting out :(. there was one part where i drove the car on an actual road and it picked up speed quite nicely. the steering was also superb. other than that, i noticed the car is actually quite small in person; about the size of a honda fit (no surprise considering they are going to be competitors). the interior was pretty nice for a cheap car, except the back seats are quite small. there are 3 seats but to be honest, only 2 full sized adults would be able to fit back there. lots of leg room tho in both the back and front. the only other real negative i can think of is that the steering wheel had this weird fake grip feel on it, and like all ford steering wheels it was very thin. other than that it was a solid car and i hope it does well!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Though the changes are "minor" it looks much less rich than the Euro original.

      Offering projectors (instead of the base-looking reflector housings) would help. Even GM didn't take that off the Astra when they offered that here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sorry but I don't like. Take all the damn chrome off. The grilles look all cheap and nasty here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I live in Dexter Michigan which is west of and adjacent to Ann Arbor and therefore within 35 minutes of Dearborn. I've seen both vehicles on the local freeways recently - it is quite common around here to see the new models before that come out due to the proximity to Manufacturers. I like the way both of them look on the road a lot and I think both look better "in person" than any photos I've seen. I thinks it's actually good that they look quite a bit different. The sedan doesn't look like a modified hatched with a "slapped-on" trunk and visa-versa. I don't see what is wrong with giving us this choice. I prefer the sedan and I'm planning on purchasing one next spring.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the hathback looks great, with the exception of the rediculious chrome vents, and the design really hasn't changed that much from the euro-spec model. The sedan looks less attractive, but some people will like it. I recently drove a euro model with the fiesta movement at the AZ auto show and I really enjoyed the experience. Fun to drive, plenty of pickup, quality interior, can't wait to start seeing these on the streets for real.
      • 5 Years Ago
      oh god...the rear 3/4 for the sedan...so bad...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hm... don't understand what you mean, AB... the two sets of sedan pictures seem to have the same grille to me. It's just that the first set show a more defined shading of the 3-bar elements to the faux grille, while the other shows what looks like a cheap one-piece slab formed in 3-bar shapes. In any case, I agree with the consensus here that the EU version is more handsome. I just wonder sometimes if you guys even look at the stuff you post when adding your comments/opinions to the info.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did ANYONE actually READ the description from Autoblog? The pics we see are NOT the actual cars. They are photos that were NOT the real N.A Fiesta. Probably some early prototypes that were being used for Consumer Focus Groups for evaluations! Autoblog wrote and I quote

      " We got a sneak peek of the Fiesta earlier today that it now seems was incorrect, based on these new pictures found buried on Ford's website.

      The U.S.-style three-bar grille is thankfully not present in these official pics, though the hatch and sedan do wear different grilles (we like the hatch's version better, for what it's worth). The rest of the car remains as good-looking as the Euro-spec version ever did, and the interior will be a big draw for this car – along with solid MPG numbers, of course. For those of you who hoped Ford would bring the Fiesta over from Europe pretty much intact, it appears your wishes have been granted. We'll have all the details from LA right soon."

      The 3-Bar Grill is NOT present in the OFFICIAL photos (which NO ONE has seen yet). And they said the car is intact from its Europe version. Everyone needs to take a deep breath, relax and wait a few more days till we see the REAL CARS!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want this car but there's something unsettling about owning something called Party in Spanish...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sam,

        There wasn't a single racist thing said, I wish all you PC, waste-of-skin, sissies on this planet would please stop trying to see things that don't exist.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Latent racism perhaps?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, OK... I'll bite in the interest of fair understanding.

        Exactly what is "unsettling about owning something called Party in Spanish..."?

        Guessing wildly and insincerely... Have you had some bad party experiences? Is the Spanish government after you?

        You've got my curiosity going now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At first I wasn't sold on the looks, the wheels always looked too small, kind of like the current Focus we get and the Aveo. I'm warming up to it now though, but one thing I gotta say is that I DESPISE the look of the instrument cluster in these things. I can not stand the look of the thing honestly. Which is a shame because I love the way the Euro Focus instrument cluster looks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Really, because... well... THEY ARE THE SAME INSTRUMENT CLUSTER.
      • 5 Years Ago
      My eyes! The coupe is ok but remove that sedans grill post-haste!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Perhaps you should drive it first before being quick to dismiss it based on the specs.
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