Ford Knocks Up To $1500 Off Fiesta, Adds More Standard Features

Mike Stevens | Sep 6, 2012

Ford Australia has taken the sharp pencil to its local Fiesta line-up, announcing significant price cuts across the range.

The entry-level Fiesta CL models score the biggest cuts, with $1500 slashed from both manual and auto models.

This drops the manual model's list price from $16,990 to $15,490 - a saving of nearly 10 percent.

Adding a further sweetener, Ford has also added side curtain/thorax and driver's knee airbags as standard, along with a seatbelt reminder - all previously a $600 cost-option for the Fiesta CL.

This upgrade to the CL's safety kit brings the base model in-line with the other ANCAP 5-Star rated Fiesta variants.

The mid-spec LX petrol and diesel models have had $1200 lopped from their list price (see full list at bottom of article), while the range-topping Zetec models - petrol and diesel, manual and automatic - have had $500 clipped from their sticker prices.

Ford's local Fiesta range is otherwise unchanged, with power provided by 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines, depending on specification.

A better car than its fifth-place ranking in the hotly-contested light-car segment suggests, the Fiesta has real driver appeal. Ford will be hoping the repositioned prices will add momentum to sales before the arrival of a refreshed line-up next year.

Pricing

Model

Manufacturers List Price* (MLP*)

Prior

New

Change

CL petrol manual

$16,990

$15,490

-$1500

CL petrol auto

$18,990

$17,490

-$1500

LX petrol manual

$18,990

$17,790

-$1200

LX petrol auto

$20,990

$19,790

-$1200

LX diesel manual

$21,490

$20,290

-$1200

Zetec petrol manual

$20,990

$20,490

-$500

Zetec petrol auto

$22,990

$22,490

-$500

Zetec diesel manual

$23,490

$22,990

-$500

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  • Anne says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    the design of this fiesta is beautiful with this cut it gets more interesting smile
  • Roger says,
    2 years ago
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    I agree with Anne, people have commented on Fiesta looking ugly, I reckon its great. But I reckon this is indicative of a model update including the ST around the corner. Are these the German cars? I assume the next series is being moved to Thailand like Focus (except ST).
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