Ford is hard at work on a refresh for the Fiesta, and thanks to our intrepid spy photographers, we're now getting our first glimpses of the subcompact's new schnoz. It appears as though the car's somewhat cutesy face will now have a more aggressive shape, complete with smaller headlamps that integrate LED running lights – which appears to be right in line with the revised design language seen on the all-new 2013 Fusion.

It's unclear exactly what other changes are in store for the next Fiesta, though reports have suggested that EcoBoost power may soon be found underhood. Ford has long stated that it plans to incorporate EcoBoost powertrains into the vast majority of its vehicles, and the Fiesta would be a seemingly perfect home for the recently launched 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo. In the European-spec Focus, this engine is available with either 99 or 118 horsepower and a respectable 125 pound-feet of torque. For comparison, the current Fiesta's 1.6-liter inline-four pumps out 120 hp and 112 lb-ft.

Scroll through our attached high-res image gallery to see the facelifted Fiesta blasting through the snow undergoing winter testing and stay tuned for more details.


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      icemilkcoffee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like turbos are doing to the gas engines what it did to the diesel engine in the last 20 years.
      mazeroni
      • 2 Years Ago
      We've only recently convinced people it's okay to get a V6 instead of a v8 and an I4 instead of a V6, I wonder how people will view the idea of a 3 cylinder engine in America if it comes over.
        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mazeroni
        theres a lot of comapnies evaluating 3 cylinder engines..BMW for one....
        jz78817
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mazeroni
        if it lives up to its promise, I don't think it'll be a problem. Ford says they're running about a 15% take rate on the 2.0 EB Explorer and Edge.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      That Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seeing as the Fiesta is one of thge worst cars in its class, this facelift better be a good one. The current car is hideous. And it's stupid that the Euro version gets proper projector beam headlights and actual fog lights...not the glow sticks with tin foil behind them that we get.
        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        @That Guy
        Matt, youre back....clueless as ever......
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          thats my guess based on comment structure....the hatred is deep in this one Elmo.....
          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          That's True voice?
        vc-10
        • 2 Years Ago
        @That Guy
        While I agree that it's hideous, but it's a very good car. I'd personally go for a Polo, but I'd recommend the Fiesta to anyone who can live with the styling.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      • 2 Years Ago
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      PhilKenSebben
      • 2 Years Ago
      4 doors, 1 hatch.
        vc-10
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PhilKenSebben
        In Europe, if you were to day 4-door, people would assume it's a sedan. 5-door would be a hatch, as would 3-door, and 2-door is a coupe. A wagon is just called an estate (or whatever, in whatever language)
        Quen47
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PhilKenSebben
        Disagree. I would like '5-door' to be the norm, because it makes it obvious immediately what kind of vehile you are talking about without having to say 'sedan' or 'hatchback'.
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PhilKenSebben
        Sounds dirty when you say it like that, due to a similar naming convention to a popular and disturbing internet video.
      alan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've read a couple of reviews about the 3 cylinder engine from the British press. Both reviews said that it's sensational. I can't wait for it to come here. I'm also hoping that this update has the same interior as the ST. Almost the same as the current Fiesta, but cleaned up enough that it looks tolerable.
      Eric G
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is one mean lookin hatch.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ever look into the engine bay of a three cylinder Metro? It was almost comical. I felt like asking, where is the rest of it? They sold a ton of them though. They didn't last longbut there were a bunch on the road.
      Chilipepper
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why bother with an ecoboost engine for such modest HP and torque gains? I want the 1.6L ecoboost @ 180 HP.
        Travisty
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Chilipepper
        I'd wait to see the fuel economy numbers on that 1.0L turbo before asking that question.... And yes, I'm (im)patiently waiting on the Fiesta ST as well, but that still doesn't mean that replacing a 1.6L NA engine with a smaller turbo'd one doesn't make sense (as long as the increase in MPG is there).
      crabbo71
      • 2 Years Ago
      WHO CARES IF FESTIVA IS GETTING A FACE LIFT,, AMERICANS CANNOY FIT INTO IT ANYWAY !!! THIS IS LIKE A LOT OF THOSE 40 MPG CARS,,THEY MAKE GOOD ADVERTISEMENTS BUT NO ONE CAN GET IN OR OUT OF THEM.....GOD FORBID IF YOU ARE IN AN ACCIDENT WITH A FORM FITTING CAR !!!!
        John Murphy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @crabbo71
        Maybe if Ford paid its American workers like Asia we would all live on 2 bowls of rice a day and be just as skinny. Living in some work house like in China Foxcon. trying to commit suicide but they put nets to catch you ..Just like in Hell .. there is no way out .
        • 2 Years Ago
        @crabbo71
        Sums up Americans then doesn't it
        Autoholics Anonymous
        • 2 Years Ago
        @crabbo71
        I beg to differ. If your typical 6' 250lb. football player (Me basically) can fit comfortably in a Fiesta and without any trouble getting in or out of the vehicle. I say it's not really THAT bad IMHO. Good Day Sir!
        gwnichol
        • 2 Years Ago
        @crabbo71
        Maybe America needs to go on a diet!
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