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2018 Ford Fiesta Sedan Rendering Looks Good, But Will it Happen?

In many ways, the all-new Ford Fiesta is similar to the old car. They could easily develop a successor for the 4-door subcompact model. But the question is: do they want to?
2018 Ford Fiesta Sedan Rendering Looks Good, But Will it Happen? 3 photos
2018 Ford Fiesta Sedan Rendering Looks Good, But Will it Happen?2018 Ford Fiesta Sedan Rendering Looks Good, But Will it Happen?
B-segment sedans aren't popular in Europe. If you exclude cheap ones like the Dacia Logan, Skoda Rapid and Peugeot 301, all the others are struggling. That's because the emphasis always has to be placed on space, in which department the Fiesta struggles. So the Fiesta 4-door probably won't appeal to Germans or French buyers.

As for America, we've learned that the 2017 Fiesta isn't coming there, at least not now. Considering the $13,660 base price of the Fiesta S sedan, it's tough for Ford to make a profit in this segment. Plus, the company's money is far better spent on crossovers.

Theophilus Chin did a great job rendering the 2017 Fiesta as a 4-door. In this copper color, it looks like a shiny penny with big wheels and sleek headlights. You can tell that this is a car which places a high emphasis on design. The trunk opening is sexy but narrow, and rear visibility may be impeded by the raked, chunky pillars.

In case Ford does decide to renew the Fiesta Sedan, it should be available with a choice between three types of engine: a 1.1-liter naturally aspirated base unit, the famous 1.0 EcoBoost and the 1.5-liter diesel. Gearbox options will include two manuals and the PowerShift auto for the more expensive models. Unlike the competition, the Fiesta has an automatic transmission of the dual-clutch variety rather than a conventional version.

We think it's high time Ford got rid of all its old models. I mean, the infotainment is inspired by phones that had buttons and most teen drivers might not even know what a Nokia brick looks like. One thing a car like this would need above all else in America is affordability and efficiency, both being offered by the Mazda-based Toyota Yaris iA.

 
 
 
 
 

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