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Next-Generation Ford Fiesta 3-Door Spotted: Spy Shots

The current, sixth-generation Ford Fiesta subcompact – available in Europe since 2009 and the United States from 2010 – is fast-approaching the end of its life cycle. Already, test mules for its 5-door hatchback replacement have been spotted incognito on several occasions.

Now, photographic evidence of a new 3-door Ford Fiesta have emerged for the first time. You can view a gallery of spy shots containing the future supermini over at Carscoops.

Like the 5-door version, the 3-door Ford Fiesta is expected to grow in size somewhat, and move slightly upmarket with a more posh interior. The same horizontal taillights and slim, hexagonal upper grille with honeycomb mesh that adorned the 5-door test mules are present here, although such details are obviously far from finalized. Like Carscoops, we expect to see many of the dash controls on the current model migrate into SYNC 3’s 8-inch touchscreen interface, although the system might be standard only on certain trim levels.

The seventh-generation Ford Fiesta subcompact is expected to show its face by the end of the year for a 2017 release, whether as a ’17 or ’18 model-year car. As with the current Fiesta, we’re not expecting the 3-door version to be available stateside.

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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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