Ford Fiesta Overview
It has been more than 10 years since the Ford Fiesta Mk 6 made its first debut in Malaysia back in 2010. Based on Ford’s global B-car platform, the sixth generation Ford fiesta is part of the company’s new ‘One Ford’ strategy to manufacture and sell a single common model globally to achieve efficiency and economies of scale. It won the heart of many with its chic and contemporary exterior design. In 2014, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) introduced the facelifted version featuring Ford’s award winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine.
The facelifted Ford Fiesta was offered in multiple body styles, including a 3-door hatchback, 5-door hatchback and a 4-door sedan, although the 3-door hatchback is reserved exclusively for the performance version, the Ford Fiesta ST. The 5-door hatchback are available in the 1.5 L Fiesta Sport and the 1.0 L Fiesta EcoBoost trim, while the sedan was only available in the 1.5 L Fiesta Titanium trim.
SDAC has since dropped 1.5 L Fiesta Titanium sedan variant and the remaining hatchbacks are available in CBU form imported directly from neighboring Thailand. Starting from RM 83,401, the B-segment hatchbacks goes head-to-head with its rivals like the Mazda 2 hatchbacks, Honda Jazz, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Polo and the Renault Clio.
The compact B-segment car has won multiple prestigious awards including the Autocar ASEAN car of the year award for compact car segment in 2014. It has also received numerous international accolades recognizing Ford’s achievement with the Ford Fiesta. It should not come as a surprise then that the Ford Fiesta has been one of the best-selling Ford models in the world especially in the UK where it has held the crown for the best-selling car in the past 12 years.