New sparkle for 2006 Ford Fiesta
31st October, 2005
2006 Ford Fiesta LX
2006 Ford Fiesta Zetec
Ford's small car range, the Fiesta, is set to receive
a distinctive new look, as revealed at the Sydney Motor Show earlier this month.
The freshening actions will see Ford Fiesta afforded distinctive new exterior styling, fresh new
interiors, vibrant new colours and an impressive list of cutting-edge technology and features.
"Australians have been really impressed with Fiesta in the 18 months it has been on sale,"
said Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Mark Winslow.
"Fiesta offers German engineering, superb driving dynamics combined with an outstanding
combination of European style, performance and safety features."
"The enhanced look of the 2006 model will add to this appeal, and help maintain Fiesta's
position at the forefront of the small car segment."
The Ford Fiesta range consists of two body styles and three series variants. All models come
standard with a 1.6 litre Duratec all-alloy engine, which develops 74 kW at 6,000 rpm and peak torque
of 146 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
It is available with either a slick shifting 5-speed manual or an electronically controlled
Ford Fiesta also boasts an ultra strong and stylish body, an advanced chassis and finely tuned
suspension and steering.
Distinctive new exterior and new 'designer' interiors
Fiesta will get a fresh new look inside and out. The exterior changes include new bumpers and
grille, new headlamps, new rear lamps, thicker body side mouldings and body coloured handles and
mirrors on selected models.
Inside, a redesign concentrates on improving the feeling of quality and space. Highlights include
a stylish new fascia with easier to read instruments and a soft-feel upper section to the instrument
A selection of modern new seat fabrics and fascia colour combinations gives the 2006 Ford Fiesta
interior an exciting, trendy feel. New vibrant exterior colours for Fiesta include Tango, Sea Grey
and Jeans Blue.
New cutting-edge features
Fiesta’s electronic system features a Controller Area Network (CAN) that can circulate specific
data throughout the car, as required.
Much of this technology is working out of the driver's sight. There are visible examples such as
the duplication of the radio station name and tuning information in the instrument cluster ahead of
the driver, and the automatic speed-related volume control. Additionally, the hazard warning lights
operate automatically under emergency or heavy braking above 100 km/h.
The 2006 Ford Fiesta range goes on sale in Australia early in the new year.