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2011 Ford Fiesta U.S.-spec - Click above for image gallery

Did our friends in the great, frostbitten north just jump the gun by half a week and reveal the 2011 North American Ford Fiesta ahead of its upcoming LA Auto Show debut? Boy we kinda hope not. Well, specifically, we hope the the little five-door fire cracker we've come to know and love (largely thanks to the well-executed Fiesta Movement) doesn't get this new grille. It's by no means a deal breaker, but it's just not as uncluttered and sharp looking as the Euro-Fiesta's simple face. Meanwhile, the Fiesta sedan gets FoMoCo's three-bar grille up front, and resembles a Yaris sedan everywhere else.

There are also some enormous chrome scoops/intakes fore of the front wheels where the fog lamps on the Euro cars used to reside. Purpose? No idea, but we have to imagine that fog lamps would have served a more purposeful purpose. We have to say that we hope the loss of the fog lamps isn't an indication that the Fiesta is getting decontented for our market.

One of the reasons (admittedly of many) that we fell so head over heals for the Fiesta is that it provided big car sophistication in a little car package. American car companies have for decades been of the mind set that if you opt to buy a small car, you should suffer (quite literally) the consequences. The Fiesta looked to be a break from that mentality. Hopefully it still is.

There is a weird sliver of history that provides a silver lining. There is a longstanding tradition of releasing slightly different models in Canada than we get here in the U.S. This always struck us as weird since half of Quebec runs across the border to buy cigarettes in Vermont every week. Anyhow, remember the Pontiac Parisienne - a Chevy badged as a Pontiac with fancy seats that helped make Pontiac the number three selling brand in Canada for decades. Here's hoping we get the full Euro-Fiesta south of the 49th Parallel.


Gallery: 2011 Ford Fiesta U.S.-spec



[Source: Autoblog Espanol via Google Translate]U.S. Fiesta unveiled early by Ford Canada? originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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I thought Ford would really have to try in order to come up with something uglier than the chrome trim behind the front wheels of the newer Focus. That POS in front of the wheel well shows they succeeded.
That and the three-bar grill... if they're going to take a car that really could be my next new car, and force me to pry parts off so I can spray them flat black... they might well lose me.
 

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Forget this, get a 2011 Mustang V6!
 

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I thought Ford would really have to try in order to come up with something uglier than the chrome trim behind the front wheels of the newer Focus. That POS in front of the wheel well shows they succeeded.
That and the three-bar grill... if they're going to take a car that really could be my next new car, and force me to pry parts off so I can spray them flat black... they might well lose me.


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i feel the same way...get rid of tye chrome you morons. The grille can be expected but that side trim is just retarded.
 

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Chrome with that green ... just doesn't go ... hell chrome with any of the colors really don't go well.

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I pray somebody forwards this thread to Ford NA so they can realize what a mistake they're making!
 

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Note to FoMoCo:please,PLEASE lose the fake chrome on the front end,it makes the car look gaudy. The Fusion look doesn't work well on everything!!!
 

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the hatch is not that bad but we will see what ford f#cks us with
 

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If they were gonna do a damn grill like that at least use the current gen fusion's grill and not the old one.

It just doesn't look right to me though in that pic. You'll have to wait til the LA show to see the "real" one to see if this is true.
Side vents, meh not so bad not as bad as the grill
 

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^^looks like the sedan and hatch get different grills, the hatch being more sporty, the sedan being more weird.
 

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LOSE THE FAKE CHROME!!!!! Damn when I buy one of these, that is the FIRST THING to go, you think they would've learned with the '08 Focus and chroming shit out!!!

Another disappointment, but I'll still be buying one, just changing the chrome, I'm tired of chrome!!!!
 

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Looks like the rear of the Fiesta sedan took some Taurus styling cues.
 

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I actually like the sedan (from the link not the posters pics) and I am not a fan of hatchbacks at all so I wont comment on that. The brake vent could stay if its functional as far as I'm concerned but body color or black chrome may work better IMO.
 
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