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Take a closer look at the facelifted 2022 Fiestas

Come with us as we explore the facelift received by the 2022 Ford Fiesta and Ford Fiesta Van. Contact Sandicliffe for the latest offers.

Jan 06, 2022

Take a closer look at the facelifted 2022 Fiestas

Take a look at the facelifted 2022 Ford Fiesta

Come with us as we explore the stunning new facelift given to the 2022 Ford Fiesta and Fiesta Van!

The future of the Ford Fiesta and Fiesta Van

It’s been a few months since Ford announced their new 2022 Fiesta and Fiesta Van. As orders have already started flying in, we decided to take an in-depth look at the updates on both the Fiesta and Fiesta Van. So, settle in and discover the future of the Fiesta!

The Ford Fiesta passenger vehicle is an iconic member of the Ford range and is a staple of the roads of the UK. If you’re under the age of 40, you won’t remember a time there weren’t Fiesta’s on the road. This is largely down to their well-deserved reputation for being budget-friendly, reliable and fun to drive.

2022 Ford Fiesta upgrades

The new Ford Fiesta has doubled down on the stylish features that have made the previous generations of Fiesta so popular. Alongside a host of technological and mechanical upgrades, the new Fiesta is also incredibly customisable. 

Across the range, there are 7 new alloy wheel designs to choose from. There is also three new colours available, Beautiful Berry, Boundless Blue and Mean Green for the ST. The incredible Mean Green has become incredibly popular in our showrooms already!

Ford's European design boss, Murat Gueler, told car publication Autocar that his priority for the Fiesta was to give a "more grown-up feeling". "The current car – if you're very critical – is a bit rounded at the front. The line work around the headlights is a bit swoopy, a bit 'baby-eye', and some of the sculpting is relatively simple," he said. "We felt, in that respect, the Fiesta could use an upgrade to refresh the front end."

Stylish front end upgrade

The facelift is centred around the front end. Here you can really see the work that has been put into refreshing the 2022 Fiesta. The 2022 Ford Fiesta is distinguished from its predecessor by way of slimmer headlights (now LED as standard or optionally matrix LED), and a markedly different grille design that varies slightly according to specification. 

The update also features slimmer headlights and a new grille design that varies depending on which spec Fiesta you choose. The bonnet has been sculpted to give a higher nose profile than its predecessors and the Blue Oval has been moved to the grille where Ford say it contributes to “greater road presence.”

Incredible engine performance

In terms of the engine in the 2022 Fiesta, not a great deal has changed and you can still expect the same exciting hot hatch driving. The Fiesta includes a petrol engine with an optional mild-hybrid element available. The 1.0-litre 3 cylinder Eco boost Hybrid engine is available with either 123bhp or an adrenaline fuelled 153bhp!

In the standard pure combustion engine, you’ll enjoy a 99bhp Eco boost triple with a manual gearbox that manages a fantastic 45.2mpg and emits 118g/km. However, if speed is your thing, the Fiesta ST’s 1.5 litre engine has been given some upgrades of its own!

The torque has been boosted from 214lb/ft to 236lb/ft and it is now capable of 197bhp. This allows the new Fiesta to go 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of approximately 143mph. If you choose the ST you’ll also get a new Track Mode instead of the standard Eco Mode. Track Mode disables the traction control and sets the ESC to wide slip mode.

Futuristic infotainment offering

The new 2022 Fiesta seeks to be more comfortable and convenient in all driving scenarios. The updated Ford Fiesta houses a host of new features and functions including a customisable 12.3inch digital gauge cluster. There’s also a whole suite of driver assistance technology, including active park assist, lane assist, adaptive cruise controls and cross-traffic alert.

Sitting in the cab you’ll find an 8” central touchscreen that offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as displaying live traffic updates and local hazard information. The FordPass app can also be used to unlock and start your Fiesta as well as provide useful data including your fuel level, alarm status, tyre pressure and oil. 

The Ford Fiesta Van 2022

The Fiesta Van has received a similar makeover for 2022. The appearance of the Fiesta Van is heavily influenced by the 3 door Fiesta but has the rear side windows replaced with a steel panel. You can choose between two trim levels, Trend and Sport.

The Trend is the more basic model and comes with 15-inch steel wheels with plastic wheel trims. The Sports model is a little more exciting. It comes with an ST-line inspired body kit, 17-inch alloys and lowered suspension as standard, perfect for the more fashion-conscious.

Visual van enhancements

The front end of the van has had a stylish revamp. The height of the nose has been raised, the Ford badge being repositioned and a new, large, angular grille has been added to create a striking visual effect.

The new Ford Fiesta Van features LED headlights with a new shape and lighting signature sitting next to the stylish new grille. The rest of the makeover comes through subtle touches and includes new darker tint tail lights and black housings.

Comfort and power in the Fiesta Van

The interior of the Ford Fiesta Van remains the same for 2022 regardless of which model you choose. You might remember previous versions had a rear bench. This has been replaced with a flat gripped floor and four tie-down points. The full-height bulkhead separates the driver from their load area, but there is a mesh grille that still enables rear visibility.

Both versions come with LED headlights with various upgrades available. The famous Ford SYNC 3 8” infotainment unit with SATNAV and Apple Play/Android Play is available, and you can also add on a reverse camera, cruise control and various state-of-the-art safety features.

Ford has confirmed that there is only one engine offered with the new 2022 Fiesta Van. This is a 123bhp version of the 1.0l 3 cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine with mild hybrid assistance. This nippy engine is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox.

If you’re interested in either Fiesta, it’s best to get down to your local Sandicliffe and reserve yours as soon as possible. With the ongoing delays due to the lack of semiconductors, the sooner you order the better!

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