OFFICIALLY UNVEILED at last year's Guangzhou Auto Show in China, the sedan variant of the new generation Ford Fiesta has been spied undergoing final testing for its United States release.
Revealing a front bumper designed specifically for the US market, the new photos suggest that the four-door Fiesta is nearing its American launch.
With the three- and five-door hatch versions of the Fiesta recently launched in Australia, the question becomes whether we'll see the sedan version locally.
Justin Lacy, Ford Australia Product Communications Manager, confirmed to TMR today that while the Fiesta sedan is being watched by Ford worldwide, he was not prepared to comment on a local release.
The Fiesta sedan will be built at Ford's new manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China, and is so far expected to be sold in both China and the US.
"Launching the all-new Fiesta sedan to the world in China signals the importance of China and the Asian region in Ford's global strategy, " John Parker, Executive Vice President for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa said.
"This is a sophisticated small car. Design combines with advanced technology to deliver very high levels of refinement, safety and class-leading fuel efficiency. This new Fiesta proves Ford's leadership in small car design and development. "