Production of the Ford Fiesta will end in June 2023 | Rare Techy
It’s already been speculated about, now it’s official. After 47 years and more than 18 million units, production of the Ford Fiesta will end in the summer of 2023, as electric vehicles are on the brand’s agenda going forward. The first Ford Fiesta, developed as a “Bobcat” project, was launched in 1976. A multi-billion dollar factory was built specifically for the small car in Valencia, Spain. Pony, Bambi, Metro or Sierra were discussed as alternative names, and Henry Ford II finally decided on Fiesta.
1976 Ford Fiesta
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The seventh generation Ford Fiesta got a big facelift in 2021, but with the three-door model dropping a year later, it was already clear that the future was not looking very rosy. Ford now officially confirms that the Fiesta will end production at the Cologne plant at the end of June 2023. Until the end of production, only 5-door versions of the Fiesta will roll off the assembly line.
2011 Ford Fiesta
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All vehicles already ordered by Ford Fiesta customers will be built and delivered. However, there’s no telling how long this will take, but we’re making sure Ford dealers get the most up-to-date information they can pass on to their customers. In addition, with the discontinuation of Fiesta production, the production of internal combustion engines will also be discontinued at the Cologne plant. Production volume of the 1.0-liter gasoline engine, currently still produced at the Cologne engine plant for other Ford locations, will be relocated to the Craiova/Romania engine plant.
2013 Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta India Connection
The Ford Fiesta entered the Indian market in 1999 as the Ford Ikon sedan in its fourth generation avatar. It had a powerful 1.6-liter gasoline engine, later as the fifth generation it was launched under the name Fiesta. Added to this was the Ford Fiesta S variant, which has a retuned suspension and a few other tweaks for responsive handling. Later, when the sixth-generation Ford Fiesta arrived, the car debuted a new 1.5-liter Ti-VCT engine with improved safety features. However, due to poor reception, Ford pulled the plug on the Fiesta sedan in India for 2015 and missed out on the Ford Fiesta hatchback altogether.