While the potential launch of the all-new, 2018 Ford Fiesta remains in limbo for the United States, the sub-compact car has officially entered production in Europe.
The entire 2018 Fiesta line is built at Ford’s Cologne, Germany assembly plant, which produces the hot Ford Focus RS for American consumption.
The Fiesta lineup is comprised of six distinct trims: Style, Zetec, Active, Titanium, a range-topping Vignale and sporty ST. Each 2018 Fiesta—save for the Fiesta ST—arrives with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine as standard. However, power outputs range from 99 horsepower to 138 hp; a mid-range output pushes 123 hp.
As options, the 2018 Fiesta will also be available with a 1.5-liter diesel four-cylinder, which produces 84 or 118 hp. Finally, a naturally aspirated, 1.1-liter three-cylinder rounds out the engine offerings with either 69 or 84 hp.
Ford invested 293 million Euro into the Cologne plant to build the new Fiesta. The automaker says a new Fiesta will roll off the assembly line every 68 seconds. Believable, since the Fiesta has been Europe’s best-selling car for some time.