The Ford Fiesta has been the best in class for a number of years now, but in the last year or so Ford has put more money and resources behind the Puma, which in turn led to the Fiesta falling out of the top-10 best-selling cars in the UK in 2021. This shift in sales does not bring into question the Fiesta’s quality, however it does indicate how market demand has changed. The question is, can this new facelifted model bring the Fiesta back into the big leagues?
Alongside that, it appears as though the Fiesta has become more than just a cheap and easy supermini, particularly in the case of the Fiesta ST-Line Vignale model you see here, which with a long list of optional extras costs around £28,000. This puts it above even the Fiesta ST, which has traditionally been considered the the top of the range. If you’re going to price the Vignale around your high-performance model, it’ll have to do something significantly impressive to make it worthwhile. So, let’s dig in and see what this car is all about.