The Ford Fiesta is an Exciting Mini Car That is Big on Amenities

The Ford Fiesta may seem like a fairly new model in the United States, but has actually been in production since the 1970s. The small economy car has had most of its success overseas, but as consumers started to crave smaller, affordable cars again, the Ford Fiesta made its return to the U.S. Don't let its compact size fool you; the Fiesta has plenty to offer when it comes to space, technology, and performance.

The First Generation Ford Fiesta

Even though the Taunus produced by Ford of Germany was the first vehicle from the automaker to offer front-wheel-drive, the Fiesta earns the credit for being the first front-wheel-drive Ford model to gain international success. In the U.S., the first version of the Fiesta was known as the Mark I Fiesta. It was available in four trims, which included:

  • Base
  • Décor
  • Sport
  • Ghia

This U.S. spec model offered a 1.6L engine, side-marker lamps, enhanced crash dynamics, and energy-absorbing bumpers. However, the Fiesta saw a limited run in the states, as it was available only from 1978-1980.

The Ford Fiesta Returns to the United States

In the midst of its sixth generation, the Ford Fiesta returned to the United States to a much more receptive market as part of the 2011 model year. For 2012, two new premium leather trim alternatives plus a sport exterior package were now available on the SES/SEL models. The 2014 version of this popular vehicle delivers best-in-class fuel economy and has earned EPA estimates of up to 32 mpg in the city and 45 mpg for highway driving. Other highlights include:

  • A 1.6L 16-valve Duratec I-4 engine
  • An intuitive center console
  • An available rearview camera
  • 15-inch steel wheels

Test Drive the New Ford Fiesta at Arlington Heights Ford

Schaumburg-area residents should visit Arlington Heights Ford to take the latest Fiesta for a spin; Simply head North on IL-53 and then exit right for Dundee Road. Continue on this road until you reach us. Arlington Heights Ford encourages you to schedule a test drive today. You will be glad that you did! We look forward to seeing you soon.


Arlington Heights Ford

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