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New Fiesta creates UK sales storm

Nearly 11,500 new Ford Fiesta models have been snapped up in the UK in just 77 days (since it went on sale on October 1) - 9000 of those to retail customers.
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Due to go on sale here from January 1, the funky new Fiesta is already achieving glowing reviews from the motoring press, including our very own editor David Twomey.

UK sales show the Zetec model as most popular accounting for 51 per cent of sales. The most popular colour there has been Panther Black (21 per cent) followed by the new Hot Magenta (15 per cent).

"Dealers are telling us that people are coming out of their Peugeot 207s and Renault Clios to get into new Fiesta," Mark Simpson, marketing director, Ford of Britain said, "Fabulous style, high levels of equipment and a great price are the reason they want to be seen in the new Fiesta. We expect to attract even more sales from business and economy-minded drivers next year when our ECOnetic model goes on sale."

Ford Australia expects to sell up to 1000 units a month here when sales kick off in the new year. Pricing starts from $15,750.