Ford Fiesta (2008–2013)

Model History

March 2008

New Fiesta unveiled

To be ECOnetic version emitting less than 100g/km CO2. Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show on 4th March 2008. 'Kinetic design' wraps a supermini packed with technology.

Length: 3,958 mm (12’ 10") Width (electric folded mirrors): 1,722 mm (5’ 8") Width (including mirrors): 1,973 mm (6’ 6") Height: 1,481 mm (4’ 10")

14” steel wheels with 175/65 R14 tyres

15” steel or alloy wheels with 195/60 R15 tyres

16” alloy wheels with 195/45 R16 tyres

17” alloy wheels with 205/40 R17 tyres

Optional spare wheel 5.5 x 14" with 175/65 R 14

The Ford Convers+ system - already available on the Ford Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy - will feature. It's one of several new features and technologies, including keyless vehicle technology symbolised by the distinctive 'Ford Power' button on the instrument panel.

Connectivity is another new Fiesta strength. The new centre console features a convenient tray for MP3 players complete with built-in sockets for an auxiliary (AUX) audio and USB cables, along with the traditional 12 volt outlet. This allows the car's audio system to control and charge the MP3 player. Bluetooth connectivity with voice control is also offered in the new Fiesta, along with more big-car technologies.

1.25-litre (60 and 80PS) and 1.4-litre (91PS) Duratec petrol units are joined by a new Duratec 1.6-litre Ti-VCT (115PS) option. This advanced powertrain provides an additional 15PS over the outgoing model but, thanks to variable valve timing, with no fuel consumption penalty. Ford's TDCi common-rail diesel engines will continue to be offered in 1.4-litre (68PS) and 1.6-litre (90PS) guises. Later in 2008 a Fiesta ECOnetic with CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km will become available.

From launch, all Fiestas will be equipped with the slick Ford Durashift five-speed manual transmission, and a four-speed automatic transmission will be available on selected models. New Fiesta retains the MacPherson strut front suspension and twist-beam rear suspension layout that has been one of its traditional strengths, but the new suspension and steering system has undergone significant development. It has an impressively quiet drive for a small car.

Electric-Power Assist Steering (E-PAS) is introduced in the Fiesta for the first time. E-PAS provides the right balance of low-speed assistance and excellent feel and responsiveness. Three-door and five-door models available from October 2008

July 2008

All-new sporty Zetec S completes new Fiesta range. New 120PS Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine. Performance and efficiency: 0-60mph in 9.6sec, with 47.9mpg and 139g/km CO2. Debut at London Motor Show. On sale from October 2008.

The frugal Fiesta ECOnetic also receives its world premiere in London, a city where its ultra-low, 98g/km CO2 rating will be exempt it from UK road fund duty. This car is certificated at 76.3mpg.

Crucially, diesels are not fitted with dual mass flywheels.

Studio 3 Door 1.25 060 5 Speed C2 £8,695.00
Studio 3 Door 1.4TDCi068 5 Speed B3 £10,195.00
Style 3 Door 1.25 060 5 Speed C2 £9,295.00
Style 3 Door 1.25 082 5 Speed C2 £9,795.00
Style 3 Door 1.4TDCi068 5 Speed B3 £10,795.00
Style 5 Door 1.25 060 5 Speed C2 £9,895.00

Style 5 Door 1.25 082 5 Speed C2 £10,395.00
Style 5 Door 1.4TDCi068 5 Speed B3 £11,395.00
Style + 3 Door 1.25 082 5 Speed C2 £10,395.00
Style + 3 Door 1.4 096 5 Speed C2 £10,895.00
Style + 3 Door 1.4 096 Automatic D2 £11,895.00
Style + 3 Door 1.4TDCi068 5 Speed B3 £11,395.00
Style + 5 Door 1.25 082 5 Speed C2 £10,995.00
Style + 5 Door 1.4 096 5 Speed C2 £11,495.00
Style + 5 Door 1.4 096 Automatic D2 £12,495.00
Style + 5 Door 1.4TDCi068 5 Speed B3 £11,995.00

Econetic 3 Door 1.6 TDCi090 DPF 5 Speed A3 £11,845.00
Econetic 5 Door 1.6 TDCi090 DPF 5 Speed A3 £12,445.00

Zetec 3 Door 1.25 082 5 Speed C2 £10,995.00
Zetec 3 Door 1.4 096 5 Speed C2 £11,495.00

Zetec 3 Door 1.4 096 Automatic D2 £10,442.55
Zetec 3 Door 1.4TDCi068 5 Speed B3 £11,995.00
Zetec 3 Door 1.6TDCi090 5 Speed B3 £12,495.00
Zetec 5 Door 1.25 082 5 Speed C2 £11,595.00
Zetec 5 Door 1.4 096 5 Speed C2 £12,095.00
Zetec 5 Door 1.4 096 Automatic D2 £13,095.00
Zetec 5 Door 1.4TDCi068 5 Speed B3 £12,595.00
Zetec 5 Door 1.6TDCi090 5 Speed B3 £13,095.00
Zetec S 3 Door 1.6 120 5 Speed C2 £12,595.00
Zetec S 3 Door 1.6 TDCi090 5 Speed B3 £13,095.00

Titanium 3 Door 1.4 096 5 Speed C2 £12,095.00
Titanium 3 Door 1.4 096 Automatic D2 £13,095.00
Titanium 3 Door 1.4TDCi068 5 Speed B3 £12,595.00
Titanium 3 Door 1.6 120 5 Speed C2 £12,595.00
Titanium 3 Door 1.6TDCi090 5 Speed B3 £13,095.00
Titanium 5 Door 1.4 096 5 Speed C2 £12,695.00
Titanium 5 Door 1.4 096 Automatic D2 £13,695.00
Titanium 5 Door 1.4TDCi068 5 Speed B3 £13,195.00
Titanium 5 Door 1.6 120 5 Speed C2 £13,195.00

EURO NCAP 5 stars passenger protection, 4 stars child protection, 3 stars pedestrian protection.

June 2009

Durashift 4-speed torque converter automatic announced, matched to the Fiesta’s new 1.4-litre, 96PS Duratec petrol engine. Does 0-60mph in 13.6 sec, while delivering 43.4mpg and a CO2 rating of 154g/km on the EU combined driving cycle. Development work has refined the Ford Fiesta’s accelerator pedal response and created a sporty driving quality, present even with the automatic transmission. The car’s electronic throttle is tuned to respond differently, depending on how much and how sharply it is applied. More aggressive throttle inputs generate a sharper, sportier response, while gentle throttle inputs deliver a smoother, progressive feel. The 1.4-litre automatic is offered with Style+, Zetec and Titanium trim, at list prices from £13,195.

Range "realigned" October 2009. Now Studio, Edge, ECOnetic, Zetec, Titanium and Zetec S and 1.25, 1.4 or 1.6 petrol or 1.6 diesel engines. Edge and ECOnetic now have standard a/c. Titanium Individual models come with smart leather seats, from £15,145 for 1.4 3-dr.

April 2010

All new Fiestas have Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as standard Bringing Fiesta in line with Ford's large and medium car line-ups. ESP previously cost around £300. Studio series get heated door mirrors and an in-car entertainment bonus of remote steering-mounted controls, aux-in jack and two additional speakers. Top-of-the-range Titanium models now have Bluetooth and USB connection as standard, worth around £200. A sophisticated new colour, Ink Blue, is also now available across all models.

Engines change to new Euro Stage V emission levels, with all diesels fitted with diesel particulate filters (DPF) and on all series including the 98gCO 2 /km ECOnetic. Diesel engine power goes up by 5PS to 95PS for the 1.6-litre TDCi with DPF. From August 2010 the latest Stage V engine tuning takes the Fiesta 1.4-litre TDCi with DPF up 2PS to 70PS.

Three petrol engines see a reduction in CO 2 emissions:

  • 1.25-litre 82PS reduced by 4g to 129g
  • 1.6-litre 95PS reduced by 3g to 107g
  • 1.6-litre Ti-VCT 120PS reduced by 5g to 134g

For the 1.25-litre engine, 129g/km emissions puts the Ford Fiesta into a lower VED band, resulting in an annual saving of £110.

April 2010

Sporty Fiesta S1600 announced

Based on the Fiesta Zetec-S has alloy pedals, Quickclear windscreen, heated, stitched leather sports seats with standard side-airbags, leather steering wheel, handbrake cover and gearknob, plus Motorsport-branded floor mats and scuff plates. Body-styling kit includes a unique front bumper with flared lower valence panel, extended side skirts, large rear spoiler and rear diffuser, finished with 17-in, white alloy wheels (16-in on diesel models). Special paint finish is available in Frozen White or Performance Blue, with contrasting motorsport stripes.

Under the bonnet, Fiesta’s responsive 1.6-litre, 120PS Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine, now with 120PS. For performance enthusiasts, a further engine upgrade package will be offered via Ford’s established performance tuning partner, Mountune. List price from £16,645 on-the-road.

October 2010

A new reversing camera which is mounted in the rearview mirror is available now at £475 on all models from Edge to Titanium. When the new rearview camera is selected as an option, the customer benefits from a list of additional convenience features: automatic windscreen wipers, automatic headlamps and rear parking sensors.

Titanium drivers will also now have a Sony radio with CD player, USB and Bluetooth as standard. The Fiesta Titanium already lists many big-car features, including cruise control and automatic headlights.So far this year, 20 per cent of Fiesta customers have chosen to buy top-of-the-range Titanium models.

February 2011

Ford announced arrival of updated Ford Fiesta S1600. Priced from £15,895 on the road, and limited to just 500, the Ford Fiesta S1600 boasts 134PS at 6,700rpm and 160Nm of torque at 4,250rpm from its 1.6-litre, Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine, and can reach 60mph in just 8.2sec – an improvement of 1.7sec.

Based on the popular three-door 120PS Ford Fiesta Zetec-S, the 120mph Fiesta S1600 marks its sporting pedigree with a body styling kit that includes a unique front bumper with flared lower valence panel, extended side skirts, large rear spoiler and rear diffuser, and 17in white alloy wheels. Frozen White or Performance Blue liveries are available, with contrasting motorsport stripes.

The interior also receives a comprehensive upgrade, including heated, stitched leather sports seats with standard side-airbags, leather steering wheel, handbrake cover and gear-knob, plus motorsport-branded floor mats and scuff plates.The Ford Fiesta S1600 continues a 30-year sporting bloodline that began with the Fiesta XR2 in 1981 and has included Supersport, XR2i, Si, RS and ST models.

March 2011

More than a million sold in Europe by March 2011; 1,160,000 worldwide.

July 2011

The top selling Ford Fiesta range has been extended by the new Style series starting at £9,995.

The new Ford Fiesta Style's specification includes: Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Home Safe headlights, Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS), Intelligent Protection System (IPS), front, side and knee airbags and anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

The body colour on the new Ford Fiesta Style extends to the rear spoiler, front and rear bumpers, door handles and power heated door mirror housings. This combines with an impressive list of features including: 15" wheels with six-spoke covers, Ford EasyFuel System, electrically-operated front windows with ‘one shot’ up and down and anti-trap technology on driver’s side, driver’s seat height adjustment, remote control central double locking and CD player with remote audio controls and AUX sockets.

A new Ford Fiesta entry price has also been announced for the Studio series of £9,495 - £500 less than the previous entry model. The Studio also offers: body colour rear spoiler, front and rear bumpers and tailgate handle, tinted glass, twin chamber halogen reflector headlights with black bezel, reach-and-rake steering wheel adjustment, Ford EasyFuel System plus CD player with remote audio controls and AUX sockets.

August 2011

Britain's best-selling small car, the Ford Fiesta, continues to expand its appeal with the launch of an exciting new special edition, the "Centura", which builds on the most popular model and engine choice in the UK.

The Centura celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ford in Britain, and, available exclusively in black, it pays tribute to the first Ford vehicles to be manufactured in the UK, the Model T in 1911.

Based on the Ford Fiesta Zetec, the Centura boasts a comprehensive list of additional standard equipment valued at £1,800, including metallic Panther Black paint, chrome mirror and door caps, LED daylight running lights, 16-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels, automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers, reverse parking sensors and a parking camera screen mounted in the rear view mirror.

Just 1,000 Ford Fiesta Centura special editions will be available, priced at £13,395 for the three-door version and £13,995 for the five-door. The Ford Fiesta remains the UK's best-selling car with 52,327 sold in the first half of this year.

The Ford Fiesta Centura 1.25-litre 82PS petrol engine is exempt from vehicle excise duty in the first year.

March 2012

New high-tech developments have made Britain’s best-selling car and small van even cleaner with latest emissions dropping from 95 to 87g/km of CO2and combined fuel economy rising to 85.6mpg.

The significantly improved efficiency, boosting the environmental performance of the Fiesta and FiestaVan featuring Econetic Technology by over 12 per cent, has been achieved through the introduction of:

  • Auto-Start-Stop
  • Upgrades to the 95PS 1.6TDCi engine including friction and combustion improvements and calibration optimisation
  • Revised gear ratios
  • Smart regenerative charging
  • EcoMode
  • Improved efficiency of the air conditioning, cooling fan and alternator

Original equipment fitted as standard to the Fiesta and FiestaVan ECOnetic, including rolling resistance tyres, an aero pack comprising undershield and wheel deflectors, variable flow oil pump and shift indicator light, is carried over on ECOnetic Technology models.

Sustainability is important not only for the car, but also for the facilities behind its manufacture. Ford’s Dagenham-built Duratorq TDCi engines are produced in a facility that derives all its electricity from renewable sources, with three dedicated wind turbines.

The Ford Fiesta with ECOnetic Technology has three trim levels to suit different customer requirements: Edge, Zetec or Titanium. Such advanced fuel economy avoids UK road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) contributions, yet the refinement and fun-to-drive personality of the original Fiesta is retained intact.

FordFiesta's value story continues with five engines in the Fiesta line-up emitting less than 130g/km of CO2 making them exempt from vehicle excise duty in their first year. This includes the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engines, the 1.25-litre 60PS and 82PS petrol engines and the latest 1.6-litre TDCi 95PS ECOnetic Technology engine.

What does a Ford Fiesta (2008 – 2013) cost?

List Price from £16,620
Buy new from £13,133
Contract hire from £167.81 per month