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The UK’s Diesel Car magazine has named the Ford Fiesta as its Best Small Car of the Year 2010.

Given its ultra cool styling, performance and economy, we think that’s hardly a surprise, especially when you take into account the UK sales charts, which list sales of no less than 43,611 Fiesta’s already sold this year.

Ian Robertson, editor of Diesel Car magazine said: “The Fiesta is great to drive with terrific handling, precise steering and a supple well-judged ride. The blend of good looks, frugal diesel engine and funky interior design makes it a real winner in our eyes.”

In Australia, Ford sell the Fiesta ECOnetic 5 door, powered by a 1.6-litre turbo diesel 4 cylinder with a 5-speed manual, which sips diesel at the rate of just 3.7 litres/100kms and comes loaded with 5 airbags, including driver’s knee airbag, ABS, DSC and Traction Control, USB port, Bluetooth and Voice Control.

It’s spectacularly green too emitting just 98 g/km of CO2.




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