The new Ford Fiesta from Ford Motors will bring users a whole new level of features and specs for their amusement. Image Source: YouTube

On Tuesday, Ford Motors unveiled an all-new Ford Fiesta for the European market. The automaker exhibited four trims of the latest Fiesta vehicle at its Go Further event in Cologne, Germany and broke the news through its official Europe and U.K. Twitter accounts.

The reveal of the new Ford Fiesta follows the recent EcoSport announcement by DJ Khaled on Snapchat, and the unveiling of the Mustang GT4 racecar at SEMA 2016 earlier this month.

Ford’s commitment to go further goes beyond launching new versions of its vehicles year after year, and it showed so at Cologne this Tuesday as well. The automaker pledged to build a high-power charging network across all the key European highways in partnership with BMW, Daimler AG, and Volkswagen.

Ford Motor Company also announced in September a plan to develop, launch, and sell driverless cars at affordable prices by the year 2025. The new Fiesta, however, will arrive much sooner in the second half of 2017.

Ford Fiesta 2017: Models, specs, and features

The best-selling car in Europe is getting a revamp with four new models in 2017. Ford’s Fiesta will be available in Active, ST-Line, Vignale, and Titanium trims when it hits the market later next year.

Ford described the new redesigns of the base Ford Fiesta as “athletic, sporty, elegant, and luxurious.” Depending on which model drivers prefer, they will get to choose from different body configurations that make a unique vehicle out of each Fiesta.

Under the hood, the new Fiesta cars will pack an advanced version of its 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine with a cylinder deactivation function. The Ford vehicles will be able to switch off one of their three cylinders for enhanced fuel economy.

A look from the back of the 2017 Ford Fiesta. Image Source: Auto Car
A look from the back of the 2017 Ford Fiesta. Image Source: Auto Car

The transmission on the new Ford Fiesta will come in two variations: 6-speed, double-clutch PowerShift drive, and the traditional 5-speed manual gearbox.

The 2017 compact car differs from its predecessor in its interior design. Whereas earlier models had a cluttery instrument board and central panel, the new Fiesta iterations do away with the old and bring a simplified stack with just a few buttons beside its SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Ford’s upcoming Fiesta will also include the latest semi-autonomous driving features from the company, such as Active Park Assist, Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Information, and Pre-Collision Assist.

Ford Fiesta 2017: Price, release date, and availability

Company executives stated at the Go Further event that they expect production of the new Ford Fiesta to begin in the coming months. The rollout of the vehicles would take place during the second half of 2017.

As for market availability, the Go Further event was centered on Europe and European markets, so it is safe to assume the new Ford Fiesta will hit countries like Germany, the U.K., France, and Spain, before or around the same time the car launches in the U.S.

Ford Motor Company of America has not yet revealed if the 2017 model for U.S. consumers will be comprised of the same four trims seen at the Cologne event for European drivers.

Current Ford Fiesta models start around the $14,000 mark and go up from there, so aspiring drivers can expect a minor price jump in the new model when it launches sometime next year.

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