Ford has given its funky little Fiesta a facelift that features a sharper design and a number of new tech features.
The new-look Fiesta was revealed in Amsterdam at Ford's "Go Further" product event hosted by Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally.
"Fiesta has been one of the world’s best-loved small cars across five decades, and the sporty appeal of the last generation Fiesta inspired real passion among global compact car customers, contributing to its status as the world’s most successful small car," said Martin Smith, Ford of Europe executive design director.
"We had to keep that vital part of Fiesta’s make-up - but we also wanted to give it a more sophisticated look."
The design cues were inspired by the latest Ford global design language and the Fiesta's new face reflects this. It is is dominated by a trapezoidal front grille, bracketed by laser-cut headlamps with daytime running lamps that use LED technology, and features a power-dome bonnet design.
The new Fiesta will be packed with features including voice-activated in-car connectivity system Ford SYNC, Active City Stop and the European debut of MyKey.
MyKey allows owners to configure maximum speed and audio volume limits. This is primarily aimed at parents who want to reduce the risk that their new-to-driving teens are exposed to.
The Fiesta will also be powered by Ford's three cylinder, 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine that is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy.
As to when the new Fiesta will hit the shores of South Africa? You'll know as soon as we do.