So quite like the Mondeo, which met its end earlier this year, it’ll be leaving us in part due to dwindling sales. We say in part, because like the Mondeo’s demise, the Fiesta will also be moving out of the way as part of Ford’s transition to electrification. Indeed, the Corsa that topped last year’s list has an electric version in its range. It’s not just the Fiesta that’s bowing out to make way for Ford’s electric future either. It’ll be following the S-Max and Galaxy MPVs, which are due to end production in April next year.
As for the future? Ford plans to be selling more than 600,000 electric cars in the European region by 2026, with production at the Cologne plant reaching 1.2 million vehicles over six years. There are three new all-electric passenger cars coming by 2024 and four new electric commercial vehicles.
In Ford’s emotional goodbye video for the Fiesta, the end panel shows four silhouettes with their day runners on. One we can absolutely tell is a Puma and the one next to it a Mustang Mach-E of some description. While the identities of the other two are difficult to determine, the third along does look larger, suggesting a Kuga-like EV SUV is joining the fray. We look forward to seeing what comes next from Ford, though the Fiesta for us, as with many others, is going to be a tough goodbye indeed.