Top Gear posts excellent review of new Fiesta

The website of the nation's favourite motoring programme, Top Gear, has posted a highly complementary review of the new Ford Fiesta 1.0T 125, awarding what it describes as 'still the supermini to beat' an overall rating of 8/10.

One of the site's senior journalists, Paul Horrell, was the man who took the model out for a test drive and seemed to find it very much to his liking, an experience shared by people all over the UK, as the car has been selling extremely well from outlets around the country, including our Bridgend Ford showrooms.

As has been the case among many of the other reviewers to have cast their eyes over the latest Fiesta, the Top Gear journalist was quick to praise the popular car's revamped appearance, with its eye-catching front grille and narrowed headlamps making for what Horrell equates to a 'complete facial reconstruction'.

Also like several other reviewers, Horrell was impressed by the pioneering MyKey platform Ford have included in the new Fiesta, which was designed to give parents more control over the driving habits of their children, further enhancing the classic brand's strong reputation for safety. The review was full of praise for features such as speed limiting, warning chimes and electronic stability control, as well as its 'unusually' receptive voice-activated entertainment system.

Still most importantly, of course, is how the Fiesta feels to actually drive, and this too received a thumbs-up from the Top Gear expert. The ride 'remains supple and beautifully damped', according to Horrell, and continues to be the market leader when it comes to being 'agile, willing and [having] superb-cornering' alike.  

The Fiesta is just one of the range of new vehicles and products released by the Michigan-based company in the last few months and years that has seen a good deal of positive feedback, with the option of purchasing a Ford Ka for sale or other model also representing excellent value for money.

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