We get a first taste of Ford’s poshest Fiesta in turbocharged diesel form
The latest Fiesta is the first to get treatment from Ford’s premium division, Vignale. Like Ford’s other posh models, this new range-topping variant gets a hefty list of standard kit as well as a swankier cabin.The adjustments to the exterior are discreet, with a new chrome grille insert up front and standard 17in wheels the most obvious changes. But inside, passengers sit in standard leather seats (heated in the front) and the driver holds a leather-wrapped wheel with heating. The dash and parts of the door cards are also wrapped in leather.As standard, Vignale models get a panoramic roof, an 8.0in touchscreen with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and there’s a powerful 657W 10-speaker B&O Play premium sound system. Driver assist features including a 4.2in TFT instrument cluster, traffic sign recognition and auto high beam lighting are also thrown in.No changes have been made to the car’s drivetrain or chassis, so it comes with a choice of the same 1.0-litre Ecoboost and 1.5 TDCi diesel engines as the rest of the range. The structure itself is also unmodified, although Vignale has added extra soundproofing.