Ford manufactured last Friday the last copies of the mythical Ford Fiesta in your plant in Cologne (Germany) after 47 years in which they have been manufactured around 20 million units of this model throughout the world. Thus, the last three Fiestas produced will remain as a souvenir in the company’s factories.
The story of the Ford Fiesta begins in Europe, where it was developed to deal with the oil crisis of the ’70s. Against a background of increasing awareness of fuel efficiency, Ford sought to create a compact, agile and economical car.
The Fiesta was born in 1976 and was a direct response to the volkswagen polo that the German brand began to market a year earlier. Just as the Pole was the fruit of Giorgetto Giugiarothe Fiesta was created by the center of style ghiaalso in Turin, which won the internal competition among Ford design centers around the world.
throughout their seven generations (1976, 1983, 1989, 1995, 2002, 2008 and 2017), the Ford Fiesta has undergone numerous improvements and updates. Since its introduction, it has witnessed technological advances that have improved its performance and safety. From more efficient fuel injection systems to next-generation connectivity features, Fiesta has managed to stay at the forefront of innovation at every stage of its evolution.
The success of the Ford Fiesta was not limited to Europe. Over time, this model conquered the US market and other parts of the world. Its combination of style, efficiency and affordability made it an attractive choice for a wide variety of drivers, from young people looking for their first car to families who valued fuel economy without sacrificing interior space.
One of the hallmarks of the Ford Fiesta has been its versatility. Over the years, it has been available in different variants, including sporty versions like the party ST, offering exciting performance and a sporty driving experience. In addition, the Fiesta has been a success in the world rallydemonstrating its ability to compete on the tracks and conquer the adrenaline of motorsport fans.
The Colonia plant where the Fiesta was manufactured until last week received an investment of 2,000 million euros to adapt it to the production of electric vehicles. The first of these models will be the Ford Explorer which will be followed by a sports crossover.
The plant covers 125 hectares and is equipped with a new production line, battery and tool assembly, and state-of-the-art automation, which will allow, according to company estimates, an annual production capacity of more than 250,000 electric vehicles.
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