Taking a great deal of inspiration from the Ford Verve concept-car that we saw at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the production-version Fiesta is currently undergoing testing at various locations around the globe.
The blue oval plans to attract a younger group to the Fiesta and according to company insiders the car will be radically different to the existing model. We just hope it's not as radical as the AU Falcon.
Judging by first impressions, the supercar-wannabe front headlights should generate a great deal of interest with the iPod-generation (which includes most of us here at CarAdvice). The rear light assembly is similar to Hyundai's new i30 (which is in turn similar to the Germans).
As you can see from the photos, the 2008 Fiesta will come in 3 and 5-door guises and will feature a solid B-pillar.
Although the car is expected in European showrooms mid to late next year, there is no official word on an Australian release date yet.