The new Ford Fiesta continues to be popular with both the buying public and the motoring media as it celebrates another industry award.
It has just won the Auto Express ‘Supermini of the Year’ award, capping off a highly-successful first half of 2018. Across the water, the Fiesta is Britain’s favourite car and is a top 10 seller here in Ireland, battling it out with the Toyota Yaris for the top selling supermini.
This latest win for Fiesta is its eighth this year, having already also been declared Car of the Year and Best Small Car by Carbuyer.co.uk, sister site to Auto Express.
Ford say buyers love its value, comfort and ride, as well as more than a dozen safety and driver assist technologies, including automatically halting the car in the event of a pedestrian stepping into its path.
The new Fiesta family continues to grow with the ST now on sale. It promises to raise the bar for supermini hot hatches, with 200PS generated by its new, three-cylinder, 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, with handling to match, thanks to three selectable drive modes.
In addition the Fiesta Active offers a muscular new look, literally raising the Fiesta above the crowd. SUV-inspired styling includes roof rails, wider wheel arches, and distinctive 17” alloy wheels. The new Fiesta Active just arrived in Ireland in June, and is available in Active and Active 2 versions with 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol powertrain.
Ford says whether a sports ST, active crossover, luxury Vignale or other model in the new Fiesta range, all come with the highest five-star Euro NCAP rating thanks to its lane-keeping alert, seatbelt minder and speed limiter for when driven by inexperienced drivers.