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New 2022 Ford Fiesta range brings revamped design and added kit

There are seven new alloy wheel designs available across the range, along with three new colours: Boundless Blue, Beautiful Berry and – for the full-fat ST – Mean Green. 

The Fiesta is unchanged mechanically, and continues to be offered exclusively with petrol power, with the option of a mild-hybrid element. 

The 1.0-litre three-cylinder Ecoboost Hybrid engine is available with either 123bhp or 153bhp in the standard car, equipped with a belt-integrated starter generator (BISG) that can be deployed to provide a torque boost under acceleration, and can power the electrical ancillaries. So equipped, the Fiesta will manage 48mpg on the WLTP cycle and emit 111g/km of CO2. The mild-hybrid engine is paired as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, but the lesser-powered version can be optionally mated to a seven-speed automatic. 

Just one pure-combustion option remains for the standard Fiesta, following the axing of the diesel car last year: a 99bhp variant of the Ecoboost triple paired exclusively with the manual gearbox. It is capable of 45.2mpg and emits 118g/km.

Meanwhile, the Fiesta ST’s 1.5-litre petrol triple has been fettled to provide a torque boost from 214lb ft to 236lb ft, though power output is unchanged at 197bhp, sending the hot hatch from 0-62mph in 6.5sec and to a top speed of 143mph. The ST also gets a new Track driving mode, in place of Eco on the standard car, which disables the traction control and sets the ESC to ‘wide-slip mode’. 


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