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Old 08-23-2007, 05:27 AM   #1
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Pics of new (lightweight?) Ford Fiesta - coming to US in 09

Can't say for sure if this is exactly what the North American market will get from Ford in 09, but here you go:

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2007/08...i-scanned.html



I don't usually give a rat's *** about styling, but I think that rear 3/4 view is very nice! (The front is a little less so, IMO).

It's based on the also good looking (I think) Mazda2 platform:



The most notable thing about the 2 is that Mazda made a concerted effort in weight reduction on this model, and got the 1.3L version down to just 955 kg / 2105 lbs. Imagine if the North American Fiesta was close to that!

Mazda2 weight reduction article: http://www.autoblog.com/2007/07/22/h...ed-the-pounds/
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If I remember correctly, this will be offered in a diesel configuration in addition to the regular petrol version. A lightweight diesel is about the only thing that could convince me to buy another American car.
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I'm sure the US market won't see this in a diesel. Diesel + sub compact + hatchback = 3 strikes to the majority of US consumers, from what I've read.
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I'm sure the US market won't see this in a diesel. Diesel + sub compact + hatchback = 3 strikes to the majority of US consumers, from what I've read.
Sadly, you are correct
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Well I found a video on youtube with +250,000 views about the ford verve.

see it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIFaktVOu6g&feature=dir
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