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Sources Say: ‘Ford Fiesta RS’ Test Mule Actually Next-Gen Base Fiesta

According to a trusted inside source, the alleged Ford Fiesta RS test mule that was spotted in Germany last March was actually nothing more than the base next-generation subcompact, wearing aggressive-looking body work to thwart onlooker’s attempts to identify it.

This may mean that a Ford Fiesta RS is actually further off than our original hopes for a 2017 launch.

Our source indicates that the new Ford Fiesta will arrive in time for the 2018 model year. This would make sense given the current generation’s age; it originally launched in Europe in late 2008 as a 2009 model. Should our source’s information turn out to be correct, further spy shots showing the new Fiesta’s body work ought to surface in the coming months, and we can surmise from March’s spy shots that even the 2018 base model will have a wider track than the car it replaces.

How Long Before We See An Alleged Ford Fiesta RS?

If we had to hazard a guess, we’d still figure on a souped-up Fiesta RS version of the sixth-generation car appearing before the launch of the new seventh-generation model. The 2016 Ford Focus RS has enjoyed a tremendous amount of celebrity (and pre-orders) even before its global launch, and rumors regarding the alleged Ford Fiesta RS have become too frequent and too vivid for us to imagine the automaker holding off.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Gonda

    Insanity, giving away all car business to honda Toyota and Subaru, this is what happens when you put elites in charge of running a company, you get $50,000 base pickups with 10 speed automatics and 7 year loans.

  2. Gonda

    Perfectly good 5.0 and 5.2 litre V8 s being ruined with plastic on the engines making them the ugliest engines ever made . My 2003 focus SVT actually had a plastic housing for the thermostat. Smooth move there exlax.


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