New car registrations in England continued to rise last month – with a 3.5% year-on-year increase in 514 units.
This followed a 7.9% rise in sales in May, which was the biggest increase since the end of the scrappage incentive scheme in June 2010.
And, according to the official data, the Fiesta remains the best-selling car in UK with 47,803 units sold from the beginning of the year, surpassing VAUXHALL’s Corsa by over 10 percent.
When some cars are launched, so discreet are the design changes over their predecessors that you wonder whether you’re looking at a mild facelift of the earlier model.( take a look for example at the new Camry sedan). Not so this Ford Fiesta, which is as distinctive as the previous version was not.
When you consider its modern looks and relatively low running costs, combined with a top score of five stars from Euro NCAP for adult occupant protection, it is clear to see why the Ford is such a popular choice.
Also, the 2012 Fiesta has been named to the 2012 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 list by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com.
Engines include 1.25 (in two power outputs), 1.4 and 1.6 petrols and 1.4 and 1.6 diesels. Trim levels are the familiar Studio, Edge, Zetec and Titanium, all of which are available on the in three- or five-door models. There’s also the low CO2 Econetic models to look out for.
The 1.25-liter 60 bhp model has a 0 to 60 time of 16.9 seconds and a top speed of 94 mph, but gives a good fuel economy figure of 51.4 miles per gallon, and CO2 at 127 g/km. On the same time, the 1.4 is the only petrol engine in the range to also be available with an automatic gearbox, adding just under £1000 to the price.
For The Ford Fiesta 1.25i 82 Zetec is our favourite engine/trim combination. The 1.25i gives you decent pace and low running costs, while Zetec trim gives you even sportier looks