And the Ford Fiesta spy shots continue to pour in...

First we saw the hatchback undergoing cold weather testing. Then just last week, our spy shooters caught the sedan testing in Germany. But now we've got the best view yet of the mid-lifecycle Fiesta refresh due in 2014.

Caught in Michigan wearing only light applique camouflage, this Fiesta sedan prototype looks like a shrunken Ford Fusion. Except that the relative size of the Aston Martin-esque grille is much larger on the subcompact Ford, combining with the new headlight design to give the 2014 Fiesta the look of a carnivorous, prehistoric fish. Let's just hope the sedan doesn't look as awkwardly narrow and high-rumped as the current car.

Rumors that the Dunkleosteus Fiesta may come to the U.S. with a turbocharged, direct-injected three-cylinder EcoBoost engine persist. The new 1.0-liter engine is said to pack 125 horsepower and allow the Fiesta to hit 55 mpg, but we'll take that miles per gallon figure with a few grains of salt. Other speculation involves the triple also getting an electric supercharger that could boost power to 175 horsepower.

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      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm looking forward to that 1.0L engine coming to the US -- I support modern design and high efficiency, even in low-end cars.
      SethG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford's designers should be making the Fiesta look as good as they can. They should not be limited by directions to make it look like a Fusion. Designers have to get passed the "corporate face" concept of car design. Go to a Ford dealership right now. The most eye catching car is the Mustang. There are many reasons for this but my point is that it doesn't look anything like any other Fords. Please, let the Fiesta designers make a great looking small car. Absolutely no buyers will complain if it doesn't look like the Fusion, Escape, etc.
        BC
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SethG
        Actually, the shape of the grille of the 2013 Mustang is not that different from this except in wider proportions and in that the upper grill is nearly trapezoidal.
      axiomatik
      • 2 Years Ago
      My god that rear end is high.
      Blackout X
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, 55 mpg? with 125hp? Why have a hybrid? This would be less expensive with real fuel-cost savings. I wonder if you could make this a plug-in(with a 50 mile range). Wow. Impressive if that 55mpg number holds up. .
      Space
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it but do you know that gif pic of that weird green multilegged thing prancing around? That's what this reminds me of.
      Justin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy Cheese Wedge profile Batman. With a back end that high, why not have the hatch?
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe this will be the new Ford family look.
      uaw sux
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still unrealiable Ford **** which blows up at 20k miles, guzzles gas like there's no tommorrow, lights on fire when it gets into a crash, is about as fun to drive as a dump truck, has a cheap interior, and has awful safety scores. Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Mazda2 all >>>>>> this UAW made ****.
        Steve
        • 2 Years Ago
        @uaw sux
        The Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Mazda2 are all imported from Asia. The Ford Fiesta is made in North America but in Mexico. The Chevy Sonic is the only sub compact made in the USA. My 2007 Ford is still going strong with ZERO issues.
        BranMM
        • 2 Years Ago
        @uaw sux
        So you'd rather have a car made by hillbillies who earn minimum wage in those "right to work" states? The third world has come to America.
        grizzy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @uaw sux
        1. Un-re-li-able 2. Pintos aren't around anymore, maybe you hadn't heard 3. Have you ever driven a dump truck? I think it might be fun!
        ngiotta
        • 2 Years Ago
        @uaw sux
        Strange. My 2006 Mustang GT has 39k miles, gets 28/mpg hwy and has a 5 star crash test rating. Oh, it's also never been to the shop and the leather interior is pristine. I think you might need to pack up your Japanese soap box and sell your snake oil somewhere else.
        alefradi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @uaw sux
        My '08 Ford Fiesta has done more than 25k miles no-problem, the engine runs as good as new. It does 41mpg no effort (1.2 82cv petrol), which is 700km/435miles on a full tank. I crashed head-on into a moose at 45mph and the car behind rear-ended me (no injury at all, despite the equivalent of $11k -€9k- of total damage to the car) and the car didn't disappear in a burst of flames (it actually wasn't mechanically damaged). It IS funnier to drive than most of its rivals, says everybody tried my car. It has a quite funky and good looking interior (not the most refined of all cars, but I wouldn't surely call it "cheap"). It received 5 stars in the euroNCAP tests, the MOST a car can achieve. All of this, AND it cost me $17.5k (€14k) despite having 5 airbags, 16" alloys, metallic paint, darkened windows, climate control, 4 electric windows and the Premium Sound System (6 speakers, AUX+USB+iPod connection, bluetooth and voice commands). In my family we liked it so much my mother bought one for herself (a '10 1.4 LPG 96cv), more equipped than mine (parking sensors and electric folding mirrors), which cost her $12,5k (€10k) thanks to the eco-incentives for being an LPG car. She and my father went back and forth from our home here in Italy (40miles from Milan) to Munich five or six times without any problem. Unreliable Ford ****, uh?
        delsolo1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @uaw sux
        Nice job of research uaw sux, but the Fiesta is made in Mexico. Thanks for proving my point that conservatives like yourself rant without the benefit of facts.
      brgtlm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't like it. This grille with the body shape makes the car very insectoid like - not a good thing.
      Charles Wayne Jackso
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here Ford goes again! ..Cloning cars...soon all have the same flavor and styling...then the styling will become boring fast....each model needs it own refeshing style..not just a larger or smaller version of the same look! Here Taurus...Focus...Fiesta.. and Fusion ...will all look close or the same....all look alikes...
        Kevin Holden
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Charles Wayne Jackso
        Taurus, Focus, Fiesta, and fusion look the same? Not sure what weird cracker jack glasses you are looking out of, but you should get that vision checked.
      L14t
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the new Ford styling with the Aston Martin looks, but I also admire how Chevy makes their cars look different from one another. That being said I would have a Fusion over a Malibu but I would have a Sonic over a Fiesta
      Kevin Holden
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why take that MPG number with a grain of salt? Jeremy Clarkson has ran the focus with the 3 cylinder ecoboost and got 58.* MPG.
        Benjamin Roethig
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kevin Holden
        There's a difference between a US Gallon and the imperial gallon (the Definition changed in the mid 1800s). 58 imperial MPG is equal to 48 US MPG.
          Kevin Holden
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Benjamin Roethig
          That was also in a heavier focus. Either way, with a 3 banger ecoboost you could easily see over 50mpg in a fiesta.
          Kevin Holden
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Benjamin Roethig
          Right on. I had the pleasure of testing a 2012 Focus SEL sedan for a week and put over 1,000 miles on her. On a 400+ mile trip we averaged 46mpg in the automatic. This was from GA-AL and rolling hills driving exact speed limit posted. If you drive conservative, not Obama like, you will achieve a good mpg.
          Autoholics Anonymous
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Benjamin Roethig
          I agree with Kevin Holden. I believe the estimated numbers will easily be beaten by a number of drivers when driven consistantly. For example I have a friend with a 2009 Honda Fit base and he has achieved mpg's in the low 50's on intersate from GA to FL on occaision but that is much higher than the estimate (21/31/35). Of coarse he does hypermile it but that is still pretty good. For myself I have a Lincoln Aviator with the estimate of (12/14/17) but usually I get around 16-18 mixed and about 21-24 on the highway. All in all it will be interesting to see how well the Fiesta will do if it gets the new 3-banger. *Mileage varies from driver to driver.
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