2017 Ford Fiesta revealed – first picture released ahead of tonight’s debut
The front three quarters of Ford’s new Fiesta hatchback have been shown; car pictured is an ST-Line
The 2017 Ford Fiesta has been partially revealed in an image released six hours before the car’s world debut in Cologne, Germany.
The single picture shows the evolutionary design that’s been applied to the car’s front three quarters. The grille is similar to that of the latest Focus, while the headlights look like softened and shrunken versions of the outgoing Fiesta’s.
The pictured car is a five-door model in ST-Line trim, but it also previews how the full ST model will look. It sits on 10-spoke alloy wheels and wears sporty bumpers and side skirts and appears slightly more toned down compared with the current-generation ST models.
Overall dimensions look slightly larger than those of the outgoing Fiesta, supporting earlier information that the model will grow to offer more cabin space. Previous spy shots show that the car’s rear end will also introduce new horizontal tail-lights.
So far Ford has been tight-lipped about the car’s technical specifications, but a range of small-capacity turbocharged three and four-cylinder engines seems almost inevitable.
The Fiesta ST range-topper is likely to retain a boosted 1.6-litre engine but, like the other engines in the range, it’ll produce more power than before along with lower emissions.
Ford recently dropped the base models from the current Fiesta range following the arrival of the five-door Ka+. This trend will continue in the next-gen car, which will be moved slightly upmarket with a more premium cabin and a more mature appearance.
The covers will be pulled off the 2017 Ford Fiesta at 8pm tonight. Check back here at that time for a gallery of images and more information.