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    History is a statement, the future is a question.

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    So this is it: the latest version of Britain’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta. The car that has moved 17 million copies since it launched in the*mid-1970s.
    This red one’s an ST-Line. It’s one of four variants Ford revealed at tonight’s glitzy launch event. Spoilers, skirts and sports suspension – expect the next ST-proper to look like this but more*so.
    Of course it’s Fiestas like the brown, five-door Titanium that most will buy. OK possibly not in brown. But those not-too-sporty mid-to-upper trims are where Ford does the bulk of its trade. And the claim is that it now shows a whole lot of higher technology and better*quality.
    Because the small-car market is diversifying, and because premium brands’ small-car sales rose 25 per cent in the past year alone, Ford also has Fiestas aimed at answering those questions. The chunky-looking one is called the Fiesta ‘Active’ – *a pseudo-crossover with body-cladding, roof-rails and elevated ride-height. That’s set to join the line-up soon after launch. The white one is a super-posh Vignale, which isn’t only about the lux interior but a better ‘customer experience’ from the dealer at both sales and service*time.
    Available with three- or five-doors, the new Fiesta is appreciably bigger than the car it replaces. Inside, the old Fiesta’s interior was designed to ape a technology that, by the time it was released, didn’t really exist – a mobile phone with actual, physical*buttons.
    The new one gets a floating centre-screen (8in in these cars) running SYNC3 – the latest version of Ford’s much-maligned infotainment software. This time the screen is said to be far more responsive ‘with the highest resolution in the industry’. It runs greatly smarter voice-recognition abilities too. The screen setup cuts some 20 hard-buttons out of the old car’s total. The optional stereo is by B&O and has many*watts.
    Ford’s calling the Fiesta the “world’s most technologically advanced small car”. Sensors monitor the path ahead as far away as 130 metres for the collision mitigation system – that’s 20 times further than the old one. They can detect pedestrians as well as*vehicles.
    More sensors around the car give it myriad more ways to assist you. On the menu are – deep breath – blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist (not just lane departure warning, note), blind-spot warning, cross-traffic warning when reversing, active parking with perpendicular capability, and adaptive cruise control. None of them new, but it’s a list that’s unique among*superminis.
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    It is going to be bagged for looking too similar to the previous car. Case of if it ain't broke. It sold too well overseas to play with it too much.

    Seems to be a lot of confidence in the 3 pot too.

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    That looks fucking terrible, the current model looks so much better IMO.

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    Looks like it's sulking. I just dont get fords styling these days.
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    Something don't look right, to flat in the front, bonnet needs some character, needs to show it has life or wants to go, aggression. Good car if a round abouts all ya after

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