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Ford unveils new models in Geneva

Ford unveils new models in Geneva

Ford has unveiled a trio of new models at the Geneva Motor Show, with the new Fiesta creating something of a buzz.

The hotly-anticipated B-Max was also uncovered at the show, and treated crowds to what the Blue Oval has described as "stylish features", which include sliding rear doors and an original hinged front.

According to Ford, the B-Max is one of Europe's most technologically advanced small cars, and this claim is backed up by the presence of the firm's voice-activated, in-car connectivity system and an Emergency Assistance program.

The 82nd International Motor Show also saw Ford unveiled the all-new Kuga unveils, which boasts hands-free, automatic tailgate technology, one button-operated folding seats and 82 litres of extra boot space.

However, perhaps the star of the show was the launch of the latest version of the UK's most-popular car.

The new Ford Fiesta ST was sure to be head turner and has now been confirmed as an addition to the line-up by early 2013.

Jost Capito, Ford's director of global performance vehicles, said of the model: "We believe Ford customers will be blown away by the new Fiesta ST, and not only by the exhilarating performance but by the styling and specification, too. This dynamic new hot-hatch is undoubtedly our best Fiesta ST to date."

Boasting a 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine, the new Fiesta ST delivers 20 per cent more power than the previous model and is capable of accelerating from zero to 62mph in less than seven seconds.

The new model is also said to be capable of reaching a reach a top-speed of 136mph.

Ford is so confident of the appeal of the hot hatch that it said it is open to introducing the model car to the North American market for the first time.

This follows the positive response to the five-door Fiesta ST concept was given at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year.

Posted by Louise Clark
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