> Facelifted 2022 Ford Fiesta revealed
> New exterior design
> Plush Vignale Pack models
> Matrix LED headlights, new digital dials
> New engines and gearboxes
> On sale now for deliveries early 2022
The Fiesta's headlights are now LED across the range, although some models will get the option of more advanced, newly-available Matrix LED units. At the rear, there are new taillights too, LED on higher trims but all with a new black surround.
Of course, depending on which trim you choose your Fiesta will look slightly different. Trend models get a horizontal slat grille with chrome surround, while Titanium models add chrome to the slats and window surrounds.
The sporty ST-Line gets its own look, with a deeper inset honeycomb grille finished in gloss black, as well as wider side vents and larger lower grille section for a more menacing appearance.
At the top of the range sits the full-fat Fiesta ST. This gets new dark grey honeycomb upper and lower grille sections and larger side vents. There's also a new more aggressive body kit in body colour and new 17 or 18-inch alloys, plus Ford's Mean Green paint from its Puma ST as seen in the pictures of the Fiesta ST here.
The SUV-inspired Active model looks more rugged, with vertical grille slats in gloss black, taller side vents and plastic wheel arch cladding.
There is no longer the option to buy a posh standalone Fiesta Vignale, but you can add a Vignale pack to Titanium, ST-Line and Active models to up the plush. You get things like unique 17 or 18-inch alloys plus interior upgrades.
On the subject of alloys, there are seven new alloy wheel designs across the range from 15-18 inches in size, plus two new exterior colours – Boundless Blue and Beautiful Berry.
Not too much has changed inside the Fiesta – the dashboard has the same basic architecture as before. There are some trim changes, though, and plenty of updates to the onboard tech.
The aforementioned Vignale Pack brings upgraded seat materials and matte carbon trim details on some models. The range-topping Fiesta ST also gets a new set of sports seats with red stitching and Ford Performance motifs.
In terms of infotainment, all Fiestas get an 8.0-inch screen on the dash running Ford's SYNC 3 software, but some models now come with a new 12.3-inch digital dial cluster that is customisable.
Of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, but some models now get better connectivity to Live Traffic updates with a new Local Hazard warning on the in-built sat-nav, plus more features on Ford's smartphone app to control things like the door locks, remote start, car locator and various status info.
Wireless charging is now available on some models, and so too is a 10-speaker B&O premium sound system.
Ford isn't reporting any changes to the Fiesta's dimensions for this facelift, so the dimensions and thus interior space will stay largely the same.
That means there are five seats and four adults will be OK inside as long as those in the back aren't too much taller than six-foot. Three adults across the back are likely to be a squeeze.
It also means the Fiesta's boot isn't likely to have changed in size. You get 292-litres of space, which is about average for the class but still quite a bit smaller than a VW Polo's.
The new Fiesta comes with an all-petrol line-up for 2022, but with the addition of mild-hybrid power.
The cheapest entry-level engine will be the 1.5-litre non-hybrid turbo three-cylinder Ecoboost 100hp with an official 45.2mpg and 118g/km.
Above this will sit 1.5-litre 125hp and 155hp versions of the new mild-hybrid Ecoboost. They're still turbo three-cylinder petrols, but with an added integrated starter/generator that stores electricity and uses it to help out at low speeds, but also help ancillaries and allow coasting below 15mph.
Expect a 5% improvement in fuel economy compared with the old non-hybrid equivalent engines, or up to 10% at lower speeds in town.
A six-speed manual gearbox will be standard on most models, but the 125hp mild-hybrid is available with a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
At the top of the range is the Fiesta ST, which gets the same 1.5-litre petrol engine, but boosted to 200hp and now an increased 320Nm of torque for 2022. A six-speed manual is standard, and so too is a sportier suspension tune for better cornering ability.
A front limited-slip differential is available as an option and the Fiesta ST will crack 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds before going on to 143mph.
The other big news is a range of upgraded safety equipment for the 2022 Fiesta. For instance, it now gets the option of adaptive cruise control and lane-keep tech, which on automatic models can even slow down to a stop in traffic. There's also a new Wrong Way alert that'll scream at you if you drive through no entry signs.
The new 2022 Ford Fiesta will start from £16,670 for the Ecoboost 100 Trend model. Titanium cars start at £19,420 and Active cars at £20,770. The Fiesta ST-Line starts at £20,370 and the full-fat ST at £22,680.
The new luxurious Vignale Pack will cost around £1700 depending on which model you're adding it to.
Order books for the new Fiesta are now open, with the first deliveries expected to start in early 2022.