This is the new Ford Fiesta. And it is like a little mobile
Ford has revealed its rather delectable little supermini - a
version of which helped our Jeremy storm a beach with the help of some marines
a while ago on TG telly - has been subject to the surgeon’s scalpel, but also
the attention of stern parents.
Because it debuts special new technology that will help
prevent your troublesome teens from wreaking havoc on Britain’s roads. The new
Fiesta features something called ‘MyKey’, which allows parents to configure the
car in a way that Ford reckons “limits risk at the wheel”.
Owners can set the top speed and audio volume limits, as well
as muting the music until seat belts are fastened, each of which cannot be
deactivated. It also sets the driver aids and safety systems, so your progeny
receives the warm blanket of Ford’s protection.
This sharper Fiesta will also now feature the award-winning
1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine - the recipient don’t forget, of the 2012
International Engine of the Year award - previously only available in the
Focus. That diddy three-pot petrol is rather awesome; it helped a 500kg Formula
Ford race around the ‘Ring quicker than a ruddy Enzo.
Ford has lavished in-car connectivity (Bluetooth,
voice-activated calls, etc) as well as a system designed to prevent low speed
collisions called ‘Active City Stop’. Any more assistance and you’re in the
realms of a Philip K Dick version of a dystopian future where Fiestas literally
control your brain.
More details will be revealed when the new Fiesta takes the
stand at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Have a click through the pics and tell
us if you think the facelift was worth it…