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The Ford Fiesta says goodbye to the market after 47 years and more than 22,000 units sold

Date: June 18, 2024 Time: 12:09:21

The Ford Fiesta car model will stop being manufactured this July after more than 47 years and eight generations, which until 2012 was manufactured in Almusafes (Valencia), leaving 22 million vehicles sold worldwide, of which 5 million units have Spanish “blood”.

The model was only manufactured in the German city of Cologne, where Ford’s main headquarters in Europe is currently located, but in its day it was also made in the British factory in Dagenham and in countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, China and India.

The Fiesta will be replaced by the Ford Puma model, which already in the first half of 2021 surpassed that in 2022 it saw its sales reduced by 47%, according to Jato Dynamics.

The Fiesta model was born in a context marked by the oil crisis of 1973, which forced, for the first time, to begin to consider cars that had lower fuel consumption and were more compact, but without renouncing new technologies. In fact, it was the fastest Ford compact urban in the company’s history with its ST line, which at the time was 20% faster and more sustainable, a characteristic that was a hallmark of the car coinciding with the financial crisis of the 2008 in its sixth generation.

A cheap and pointer car

The Ford model, which sold 1 million units in its first three years of life, was in 1983 the first small vehicle to introduce a diesel engine, and in 1989 it was the first passenger car to include the ABS anti-brake system and the driver airbag, as well as other advancements such as power steering. In the Valencian factory in Almusafes, which was designed to manufacture the Fiesta, and in the rest of Spain, the car will continue to resound thanks to songs like “Sufre Mamón” by Hombres G, and “Car Song” by the British group Elástica that they belonged to an entire generation and to those to come, just like the Fiesta.

The first Fiesta for sale in Spain went on the market from 125,000 pesetas, which at the current exchange rate is about 750 euros, compared to just over 21,000 euros from which the last car to be manufactured will be marketed.

After nine generations, the brand said goodbye to the old Fiesta, who in his welcome slogan was baptized as the “born strong” and who is now being fired with a “happy dreams” in a video on his website and social networks in which You can see the different generations that have lived with the car and are already looking to the future with electric parking in the garage.

Bet on the electric vehicle

2035.

In the year Ford will present new electric vehicles in Europe – three passenger and four commercial – and two years later it hopes to exceed 600,000 units sold in electric models in the region, in a strategy to reduce the models it puts on the market and, with This reduces part of the production costs.

Starting in 2030, Ford wants to sell only electric cars in Europe and will stop selling combustion-engine vans in 2035. By then, all its models that once had a hybrid option like the Fiesta will be gone.

The American multinational intends that the Puma, the replacement for the Ford Fiesta, begin to be manufactured in its electric version in 2024, thus joining 100% electric models such as the Explorer, a commitment to electrification that will go hand in hand with a completely new center for its production in Cologne.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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