2012 Paris Motor Show: Redesigned Ford Fiesta Takes the Stage
New Face, New I3 Engine Make Their Public Debut
After first showing off the refreshed Euro-spec Ford Fiesta at a dealer event in Amsterdam earlier this month, the Blue Oval has now brought the party to the 2012 Paris Motor Show for its first public appearance. The big news here is both under the hood and in front of it, too, as the face-lifted Fiesta was shown with its high-efficiency I3 engine and a drastically revised front appearance that owes much to the look of the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion. Which, in turn, is part of a growing design shift in the industry back toward more traditional, upright grilles, likely inspired by the success of Audi’s “single frame” look.