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Michael

2017 Ford Fiesta



http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2017-ford-fiesta-revealed-–-first-picture-released-ahead-tonight’s-debut
Nice Guy Eddie

Why so sad?
JohnC

I like it, which is something I don't often say about small cars.
Frank Bullitt

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Why so sad?


You beat me to it
Blarno

Take the Ford badge off and it could be a Punto, or a Kia, or a Hyundai...
PG

To me that just looks like the current model.
BeN

That doesn't look too bad overall, but after Eddie's comment I just can't unsee it...
cbeaks1

Live unveiling right now on YouTube should anyone be interested.
Blarno

I'm washing my hair, sorry.
cbeaks1

Rude!
Blarno

I actually was having a shower!
Michael

I've seen the rest of the pictures now and in some flavours it looks really good. I like the look of the chunky Active version, too.
PhilD

Michael wrote:
I've seen the rest of the pictures now and in some flavours it looks really good. I like the look of the chunky Active version, too.


Me too! And finally a decent interior.
gonnabuildabuggy

Looks like a sharpened up modus to me.
Michael

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Looks like a sharpened up modus to me.


Really? I don't see that at all.
Giant

Not convinced by the slightly droopy nose, but the rest of it looks good, a good evolution of a great design.

Is it actually all new, or a re-skin? Some hard points look extremely similar. Not that I think it matters especially.
cbeaks1

New new
gooner

The interior is a massive improvement but then I think it needs to be as its competitors have really upped their game recently.
PG

Michael wrote:
I like the look of the chunky Active version, too.


That's the best one for me too. The addition of the black wheel arch protectors adds visual weight to the lower half of the car which balance that the Fiesta has always looked too tall at the back. I've always thought that with the rising glass line, there is too much metal between the top of the rear wheel arch and the glass line.  

The interior looks huge step forward. Which was well overdue.
Bob Sacamano

A bit underwhelming for me and if I owned a current model it wouldn't make me want to go out and enquire further about it. The touchscreen also looks too big but perhaps it will be like the large TVs we were talking about in another thread and we'll get used to them. I'm sure it will be very capable though.

As pointed out the Active version does have more than a whiff of Rover Streetwise about it.
Michael

I think the Rover Streetwise was ahead of its time on this one. Although I'd have preferred it if the wheel arch extensions where on a sporty version like the old XR2i and 205Gti.
PG

Michael wrote:
I think the Rover Streetwise was ahead of its time on this one...


Indeed it was. People pissed themselves laughing when the Rover Streetwise came out. And now faux 4x4's are everywhere. From FWD SUV's to toughened up hatchbacks.  


Michael wrote:
..Although I'd have preferred it if the wheel arch extensions where on a sporty version like the old XR2i and 205Gti.


Could have been on both - even better.
Grampa

Although much the same, they've managed to completely loose the ugly slab sidededness of the current one, so a big improvement.

The non-sad grille versions look better, and the interior is a massive improvement (as it has tended to be on most recent mainstream new models).

But I'm not a fan of Ford and Vauxhall (with the Corsa) adopting the VW/BMW/Audi notion of hardly changing the design - it's an approach which has led to cars not looking much different to how they did twenty years ago - yet compare a 1960 to a 1970 to a 1980 car and they  all looked very different.
Frank Bullitt

PG wrote:
Michael wrote:
I think the Rover Streetwise was ahead of its time on this one...


Indeed it was. People pissed themselves laughing when the Rover Streetwise came out. And now faux 4x4's are everywhere. From FWD SUV's to toughened up hatchbacks.


I think it has more to do with the bucket of warm sick pensioner-wagon 25 that it was based on being made 'youthful' by attaching cladding rather than the concept per-se.
simonp

Don't reckon I need to read all about this one, tis only a mild facelift that makes it look more like the Focus...
PG

I've just seen the Nissan Micra updated pictures on the Autocar website. And the starting price - £11,995.  OK thgat will be billy basic with some tiny engine, but even so.

It looks way better then the Fiesta and on a different planet to the Ka+.
PhilD

simonp wrote:
Don't reckon I need to read all about this one, tis only a mild facelift that makes it look more like the Focus...
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The Golf Mk7 'move the front foglight 3mm to the left" was a mild facelift, this is a whole new car.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Frank Bullitt wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Why so sad?

You beat me to it

My first thought as well. I'm glad there's still a 2-door version, anyway. Interior is interesting - the touchscreen looks a bit Fisher-Price, but the HVAC controls are quite classy. Col. (rtd.) and Mrs. Blight-Smythe will be keen on the Vignale version.
Nice Guy Eddie

The old model is the car I'd have probably bought with my own money and the new one doesn't change that.
Stuntman

The Fiesta is one of those cars that I want to like, but don't particularly.  Dunno why, really.  This one does not change my opinion.  Heresy perhaps, but I'd probably choose a Polo!
simonp

PhilD wrote:
simonp wrote:
Don't reckon I need to read all about this one, tis only a mild facelift that makes it look more like the Focus...
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The Golf Mk7 'move the front foglight 3mm to the left" was a mild facelift, this is a whole new car.


Not being overly interested, I only looked at that one photo and it didn't strike me as looking like a new model. I've not been a fan of the Fiesta much in the past 30 years or so, the exception being the 2.0 ST. Although it was a bit rubbish when I drove one I still like the way they look.
PhilD

simonp wrote:
PhilD wrote:
simonp wrote:
Don't reckon I need to read all about this one, tis only a mild facelift that makes it look more like the Focus...
\

The Golf Mk7 'move the front foglight 3mm to the left" was a mild facelift, this is a whole new car.


Not being overly interested, I only looked at that one photo and it didn't strike me as looking like a new model. I've not been a fan of the Fiesta much in the past 30 years or so, the exception being the 2.0 ST. Although it was a bit rubbish when I drove one I still like the way they look.


I really want an ST van (not that one exists).

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