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The Ford Fiesta is set to undergo a midlife update in the near future if this Fiesta mule caught testing in Europe is anything to go by. With the last update to the Fiesta range coming in late 2010 with the Ford Fiesta WT upgrades, Ford Europe is now taking the model futher.

Going by these photos the updated Ford Fiesta will get new headlights featuring LED daytime running lights, updated front and rear bumpers and a new shaped bonnet.

It’s also going to sport Ford’s new 1.0 liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine which the company expects will replace many of its four-cylinder naturally aspirated units.

The Ford Fiesta has lost a bit of ground in the light car segment this year, with its marketshare year on year dropping from 10.2 percent in the first two months of 2011 to 8.7 percent for the same period this year. Ford Australia currently sells around 900 Fiestas a month but has recently dropped the much hyped and super fuel efficient Econetic from its lineup, as it accounted for only about 2.3 percent of Fiesta sales.

The light car segment is dominated by the Mazda2, Toyota Yaris and Holden Barina.




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