The 2013 Ford Fiesta has been officially revealed just hours after the first images of the updated city car appeared online.

The refreshed Fiesta will make its public debut at Ford’s ‘Go Further’ event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands tomorrow alongside the all-new Ford Mondeo and a number of other new vehicles and technologies from the blue oval.

The full range will be revealed at the 2012 Paris motor show later this month before it goes in sale in Australia around the middle of 2013.

The 2013 Ford Fiesta introduces a number of new technologies including the brand’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine, SYNC voice-activated connectivity system, Active City Stop low-speed automatic braking and MyKey programmable safety system.

The 1.0-litre engine is available in tune states of tune: one with 74kW and 170Nm, the other with 88-92kW and up to 200Nm on overboost.

Ford says new Fiesta variants equipped with the three-cylinder EcoBoost engine should deliver class-leading fuel economy.

First seen in Australia in the Focus MkII, SYNC allows owners to connect their smartphones via Bluetooth or USB and use voice commands to make and receive calls and listen to music. SYNC also includes an Emergency Assistance function, which automatically calls local emergency services operators if the car is involved in a crash.

MyKey allows parents to encourage (or rather, enforce) safer driving on their children, giving them the power to set maximum speed and volume limits on a particular set of keys.

The 2013 Fiesta gets a fresh face with a new hexagonal chrome grille, reshaped bonnet and headlights and LED daytime running lights.

The tail-lights feature mildly revised lenses while the interior scores modest upgrades with new materials and plastics and slight ergonomic improvements.

Full Australian prices and specifications will be revealed closer to the Fiesta’s local launch in 2013.

  • Sam Moss

    There’s something not quite right about that front end, perhaps it’ll look better in the flesh. At least Fiesta should remain a more funky and entertaining alternative to the likes of Polo. 

  • Maximark2601

    The new grille make it look like a baby kuga from the front end.

  • Zaccy16

    Looks good but interior still looks cheap and fussy

  • Darren

    Front looks more like a Fiat Punto…

    • Phunken

      and the Punto look like a miniturised Maserati…

  • Matt

    Interior looks better, but Jesus, what happened to the outside?! It looks diseased.

  • Golfschwein

    Nasty new nose spoils it. Looks much nicer on Aston Martins.

  • Kampfer

    Pretty much Fiesta ST looks. Is that mean next Focus will have to Focus ST look as well?

  • F1

    The fiesta looks good on the computer screen, but doesn’t look good in person..

    • trololololol

      Not even a guard-pumped-ken-block-style Fiesta? C’mon they look alright……

  • Phunken

    Much better re-stying of the fussy mess of the original. Never liked the weird headlight before but at least Ford’s prev ownership of Aston justify the plagiarism of the update ‘family’ grill. Wonder if Aston will sue?

  • Wile E Coyote

    Front on looks like a detached eel head – a bit creepy

    • trololololol

      Detached eel heads are all the rage in europe!

  • Didgeridoo

    The Fiesta’s funky little friendly looks are gone, what made them do it. I hope it sells ok.