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Ford Fiesta news - Four-door Fiesta heads east - 2007
Ford has revealed the second in its trilogy of
Verve concepts, and this time it’s a four-door that points to the design of the
next generation Fiesta saloon.
We saw the handsome little three-door back in Frankfurt, but
this bigger variant has been unveiled at the Guangzhou motor show in China.
That’s because the saloon Fiesta will likely be an Asia-only
model - we in Europe will instead get the three- and five-door hatches. It’s an
indication of just how seriously the big manufacturers are taking the emerging
markets in the Far East.
Ford is calling the four-door Verve a ‘notchback’, a term
we’d more commonly associated with classic three-box saloons, whereas this is a
far more flowing, curvaceous design. From the B-pillar forward it’s identical
to the three-door Verve, but adds a Mondeo-style rear end with high-mounted
The frameless doors won’t make it to production - and we
can’t imagine those 20-inch 12-spokes coming as standard - but Ford says the
four-door gives ‘an advanced indication’ of its design philosophy.
The final instalment in the Verve trilogy - likely a taller,
mini-SUV concept - will be revealed at the Detroit show in January.