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2011 Ford Fiesta: The Fiesta Movement's 5 Most Hypmotized Cult Members!
2011 Ford Fiesta: The Fiesta Movement's 5 Most Hypmotized Cult Members!

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is already a hit in Europe, and it's on its way to America early next year. Which might explain the YouTube videos, Twitter tweets, Facebook friends and other social media coming out of all your e-orifices with the tagline "Fiesta Movement." If you haven't heard, the Fiesta...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
First Drive: 2011 Ford Fiesta

First things first: The Ford Fiesta is fun. In the best tradition of European small cars, it has room for four plus some stuff, a whizzy engine and manual gearbox, and quick, responsive handling. It didn’t make me shriek and babble incoherently like my first MINI Cooper, but it sure made me grin...Read More»

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Ford Fiesta Marketing Campaign--Now In 'American Idol' Flavor

One of the bigwigs at Ford must've recently discovered Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point, because the American ad campaign for the Fiesta is straight out of Gladwell's bestselling playbook. Here's how the campaign works: folks 21 and older are invited to submit videos explaining why Ford should...Read More»

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Ford PowerShifts into Dual-Clutch Era

Ford's latest step in the greening and freshening of its fleet will include a new dual-clutch "PowerShift" transmission, set to make its way into the smaller cars in its fleet in 2010. The new transmission's the joint effort of Ford and Getrag, which also supplies a lot of six-speed automatic...Read More»

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Free 2010 Ford Fiestas For 100 Americans

In hopes of making its 2010 Fiesta the sales success that was the Focus back when it was new to America around the turn of the millennium, Ford will be giving away 100 Fiestas to U.S. contestants prior to the official U.S. launch of the important economy car. They will be given away over a six...Read More»

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2011 Ford Fiesta: Panic on the Streets of London

We've just received news that people are, in fact, buying cars; sadly this news does not come from the U.S., but the U.K., where Brits are apparently going ga-ga over the new Ford Fiesta. Released on October 1, it's already sold 11,500 units, which, if our calculator is doing its job, translates to...Read More»

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Ford Applies EcoBoost to Fiesta; ST Edition, Anyone?

Ford of Europe announces a "multi-pound investment" in its Wales Bridgend factory that will produce the upcoming 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, low-emissions engine. The new investment, totaling 70 million pounds, includes 13.4 million pounds from the Welsh Assembly Government. We are not sure...Read More»

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2011 Ford Fiesta Is in SYNC

Ford's popular SYNC system has boosted sales across its lineup. And though Ford's exclusive on the system is set to expire soon--Hyundai is rumored to get a similar setup in 2010--the automaker's keeping it at the center of its in-car communications package, right down to the tiny Fiesta...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta
Ford Says Focus, Fiesta Will Beat Toyota in Quality

It's a big, brash promise from the Dearborn-based automaker--Ford says the quality of its coming small cars will beat that of similar Toyota models. For the Focus, Ford promises the new version coming in 2010 and built in North America will have best-in-class quality, bar none. Ford will spin off...Read More»

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2011 Ford Fiesta: It's What's Inside That Counts

As Ford introduced the production version of its new Fiesta today at the London motor show, it became clear even through the smoke generated by fireworks on stage: the Fiesta looks great, but it has a long uphill climb in the U.S. unless Americans feel like it's big enough to replace their larger...Read More»

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Will Ford’s Euro Lineup Work in U.S.?

At this year's Chicago Motor Show, Ford pulled the wraps off the Transit Connect, a roomy little commercial van that, in years past, might have been described with words like "ungainly" and "awkward." That's because the vehicle was designed for the tight streets of Europe, which require taller...Read More»

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Do You Think Ford Can Survive?

Ford's decision to delay by two months the launch of the new 2009 F-Series pickup is news in and of itself. But in the broader scheme of things, it's just one step in a dramatic remake that could, arguably, be the automaker's last big battle. With the automaker's plants mortgaged up to the...Read More»

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Ford to Step Up Fiesta Production

Slammed by the collapse of the American truck market, Ford Motor Co. is looking ways to ramp up production of its new Fiesta minicar. The subcompact, launched to much acclaim in Europe earlier this year, is scheduled to arrive in the States in 2010. Significantly, Ford will halt production of its...Read More»

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Viva Mexico: 2011 Ford Fiesta Finds a Home

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is on the way--and along with the four-door sedan already in the product plan, Ford's decided to bring along a three-door to the U.S., too. At this year's Detroit auto show, I talked to Ford's new marketing chief Jim Farley about the future of the Verve concept the company had...Read More»

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Ford Cuts Production, Sees No Near-Term Profits

With fuel prices soaring, car sales plunging, and the weak economy holding out little promise of a turnaround, the situation is looking increasingly bleak for Ford Motor Co. The troubled automaker revealed on Thursday that it no longer expects to return to profitability next year and will have to...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta Spotted in the Wild, Then De-Wilded

Prototypes for the North American-spec Ford Fiesta have been spotted in Dearborn, giving us our first look at the non-hatchback version. As expected, this prototype takes many cues right off the Verve four-door concept car that bowed at this year's Detroit Auto Show. The camouflage keeps us from...Read More»

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