Ford working on 138bhp version of Ford Fiesta

The Ford Motor Company has announced that it is planning to release a powerful new version of the 1.0 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, an interesting development which further enhances the offerings from the Blue Oval.

Powered by the 1.0L EcoBoost engine, the next Ford Fiesta model will have 138bhp and is designed to fill the gap between the conventional 99bhp Fiesta model and the ST - a car which boasts 180bhp from its powerful 1.6L EcoBoost engine.

The announcement was made by Raj Nair, the vice president in charge of global product development, during the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, who said that although no decision has yet been made on the name of the new model, it is unlikely to feature the highly-regarded ‘ST' badging.

The evolution of the Fiesta

Confirmed as the best-selling car in the UK last year, the Fiesta has long been one of the most successful models in the compact car market and has won countless awards since first being unveiled back in 1976. 

The EcoBoost engine has been a revelation for Ford since first being developed in 2009, famed for combining high levels of supreme performance with outstanding fuel efficiency; they are thought to be as much as 20 per cent more economical than conventional engines.

While details on its arrival at official Ford dealers are yet to be disclosed, it is sure to be met with huge popularity from those looking for a practical vehicle which pack a real punch underfoot.

This is the latest example of how Ford are looking to offer the very best experience for their customers, with releases of such models meaning that they can cater for as many different drivers as possible.