The Ford Fiesta 1.6 was an important vehicle when it launched. Although the Fiesta was already a popular car, it was the generation that came with the 1.6-litre engine that really established the Fiesta as one of the most desirable small, city-dwelling cars available on the market. It was a watershed moment for Ford, and it's not hard to see why the manufacturer has continued to offer this superb engine choice with each successive generation.
Interior and exterior design
From the first iteration to come with the 1.6-engine, the somewhat humble Ford Fiesta became a head-turning urban car. The styling, which was more in line with European hot hatchbacks than ever before, benefited from added curves and sweeping lines. The biggest change came in 2014 however, as the wide-mouthed, low and gaping grille that has become a signature amongst recent Ford models was put into place, making the Ford Fiesta 1.6 more attractive than ever before.
Engines and performance
The Ford Fiesta 1.6 is an impressive engine, and you certainly get plenty of bang for your buck. The petrol unit that is included with the ST200 trim can draw on 197bhp to hit 60mph in just over six seconds. In terms of economy, the Ford Fiesta 1.6 will return 46mpg. If you plump for the 1.6-litre TDCi diesel instead of the petrol unit however, you'll get 94bhp and an improved fuel economy of 78mpg. Either way, you're guaranteed an impressive engine that's not expensive to run and propels the small Fiesta at a good rate.
Safety and technology
The Ford Fiesta 1.6 received a full five-star crash safety rating from the expert testing team at Euro NCAP, so you can be sure that it will protect the driver, passengers and any third parties to the highest possible standard in the event of an incident on the road.
Contact SMC today
If you would like to find out any further information about the Ford Fiesta 1.6, or would like to have your current vehicle valued for part exchange by our team, then please get in touch with the SMC team in London, Middlesex, Kent or Berkshire today.