2009 Ford Fiesta officially unveiled

Update: Ford Fiesta Review.
2009 Ford Fiesta official images
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Ford has released official images of the new Ford Fiesta which is set to make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

As expected, the new Fiesta takes its styling cues from the Verve Concept which first debuted back in August last year, whilst also blending design principles from the Mazda2 with which it shares its platform.

Western Europe will have their hands on the new Fiesta later this year, however the rest of Europe, Asia, South Africa, North America and Australia may have to wait until as late as 2010 for regionally tailored models to arrive.

2009 Ford Fiesta official images

The Fiesta will be available with both petrol and diesel options for a total of five powertrains, mated to either a six-speed manual or the new Duratec automatic.

Petrol models include a 1.25-litre (44kW and 58kW), a 1.4-litre (66kW) and a 1.6-litre (85kW) engine option. With the diesel line-up consisting of a 1.4-litre (50kW) and 1.6-litre (66kW) Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engines, which return phenomenal fuel economy along with reduced emissions.