The next-generation Ford Fiesta is scheduled to be revealed next week, the company has announced.
In a tweet with an accompanying animation teasing the new light hatch, the Blue Oval confirms that the Fiesta will be revealed in the coming week. In a later tweet, Ford says the reveal will be part of its 'Go Further' event to be held in Cologne, Germany.
Big changes are expected for Ford's little hatch, which in its current form has been on the market for nearly nine years.
The biggest differences are likely to be in the cabin, with reports indicating the company is prioritising comfort and interior quality to better compete with rivals like the Volkswagen Polo and Mazda 2.
More space, nicer materials, plus Ford's latest Sync 3 infotainment system should be on the cards.
In terms of powertrains, it's likely that options will include three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel units, one of which likely to be a revised version of the current 92kW/170Nm 1.0-litre Ecoboost turbocharged three pot.
Like the current generation, the regular range is expected to be joined by a flagship ST variant, with a recent report out of the UK claiming the next-gen hot hatch will swap the 134kW/240Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo for a high-output version of the 1.0-litre Ecoboost mill.
For now, we'll have to wait until the reveal next week for all the final details. Stay tuned.