Ford will stop making the Fiesta in June 2023 after 47 years

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Ford will stop making the Fiesta in June 2023 after 47 years

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"Ford has confirmed that Britain's most-registered car, the Fiesta, will be discontinued next year, with production of the volume-selling supermini ending in June 2023. It will lower the curtain on 47 years of continuous production that has seen 22 million units made in total for the worldwide market across nine generations."
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/car ... -2023.html
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It's a growing trend that manufacturers are killing off all small cars, well relatively small.

Everybody wants some kind of SUV thing these days, a bit like when everyone converted to hatchbacks and almost killed of the saloon car back in the '70s and '80s.

Toyota are replacing their Aygo with the Aygo X, a jacked-up hatch back with plastic appendages. Nothing new though, who remembers the Golf Country or the Rover Streetwise, two cars that where well ahead of their time.


By the way, Fiesta was only a name, if Ford hadn't changed the name of the Escort or Sierra who knows how many of those would have been built.
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The decimation of motoring by the SUV continues.

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Absolutely refuse to own or drive one. If I need anything bigger then a van it’ll be 😂
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I remember the older generation in the '70s bemoaning the rise of the hatchback and the loss of the saloon. At least the hatchback was a more practical solution, where as the SUV is just a hatchback that has had too many drive thru' Macidees. They have all the style of a crumpled cereal box and appeal to people who only have a sense of fashion and no sense of style or practicality.
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I think it is now deeply embedded in many motorists minds that an SUV must be safer because it is bigger and you sit up higher looking down on the 'unsafe' smaller and/or lower down ordinary saloon/hatchback cars. Power assisted everything means anyone can drive them despite their size and weight so they have even taken over on the school run to 'protect' the little kids in transit. Older people buy them for ease of access, stepping up rather than bending down. Car manufacturers like them because they make more profit margin on an SUV compared to a Fiesta type car so in the recent shortages of components around the world they have diverted the limited resources into building SUV's.
I don't think many SUV drivers will ever return to 'normal' cars as they no longer feel safe when not perched up at near 'transit Van' height and modern electronic aids can disguise the basic instability of a tall chassis....except when driven way beyond most average motorists limits.

I wonder what Issigonis would of made of it....
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