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

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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.

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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.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

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