Very few cars showing up at this year's São Paulo Motor Show have relevance to the US market, but the refreshed 2013 Ford Fiesta sedan certainly does. The Paris Motor Show has already given us a look at the global styling of the 2013 Fiesta hatchback, and now we get to see what changes are in store for the four-door version of the car. Although this updated global design is for the 2013 model year, these changes will wait until the 2014 model year for the US-spec Fiesta.

As expected, the 2013 Fiesta gets a healthy dose of Ford's latest design language, the restyled car gets a very similar appearance to the 2013 Fusion starting with the narrowed headlights, powerdome hood and the Aston Martin-inspired grille. Ford also did some cosmetic work to the rear of the Fiesta sedan with reshaped taillights to go along with a new decklid and fascia design. There were no images released for the new sedan, but the 2013 hatchback received minor upgrades including a new gauge cluster, steering wheel and door panels.

Ford also failed to provide any press release for the new Fiesta sedan we can only imagine that it would have similar upgrades of the hatchback we saw in Paris last month. Some of these highlights include the new EcoBoost three-cylinder engine and Active City Stop crash mitigation technology. We would expect to see both versions of the revised US-spec Fiesta to debut early next year.


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      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looking much better, I'd like to test drive the 3 cylinder motor they're planning for this car
      JESSE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Words cannot describe the ugliness of this car. I absolutely feel that Ford is over doing it with this design direction! Who or what would spend money to drive that?
        Peter S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JESSE
        >Who or what would spend money to drive that? Me. I love the styling, but to each their own... I think this looks a lot better than the current sedan (which I own)
          Danrar
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Peter S.
          Why would you choose the sedan though? In this class there is no usable space in a sedan, and it looks like an egg.
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy crap..... That is ugly.
      Tone
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford sedans are now all pretty much Aston fronts, VW rears? Fun...
      TrueDat
      • 2 Years Ago
      don't like it.. doesn't fit well on the FIesta...
      EB110Americana
      • 2 Years Ago
      God that is awful. It's not even that I dislike the Fiesta. I drove an imported one before they went on sale in the US and compared to my girlfriend's Honda Fit, which I also really liked, this was even more fun to drive. And unlike most people who deride the many buttons on the center stack, I think it looks high tech without being geeky. Compared to the goofy interior in the new Fit or even the Mini, I prefer the Fiesta. Design wise, I like the bodyside and rear of the hatchback more than the Focus or any car in this category. The sharp, angular taillamps on the 5-door are really sporty. That said, the fishmouth grill above another grill, flanked by two more fake grills, and topped by bulgy-eyed headlights is too much. And on top of that, the sedan looks so narrow and tall from the rear, it seems an errant breeze will topple the whole mess. The pre-fresh Fiesta had a much more cohesive fascia. This one looks like it should be eating algae of the side of my fish tank.
      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks good in red. I am highly exhausted on this front end tho. How many vehicles have it now? Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C- Max...etc etc. Thank God the Mustang and F150 will remain American looking...at least I hope.
        JESSE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jesus!
        "looks good in red." I just don't see how. The wheel wells are atrocious...back end is higer than a full figured woman..and on top of all of that the front end reminds me of a catfish, get ready to be fileted and fried.
        Brodz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jesus!
        They're meant to look similar. It's supposed to make them a "family" of cars. So anywhere you go in the world... you know you're looking at a Ford.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Hello, Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      Much better - especially in the rear.
      bo_blutz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drive a Fiesta...even with an automatic and you'll be impressed.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stylistically, I think its a step backward. I mean its nice that Ford is investing in its products and keeping them up to date, but I like the looks of the current Fiesta better.
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