Europe

Rant: Ford Fiesta’s Busted Nose

Rant: Ford Fiesta’s Busted Nose

2011 Ford Fiesta front view
Some things should just be left alone, however small the changes may be. Case in point, the North American Ford Fiesta’s front nose. The European Fiesta looked perfect all around, but in an effort to make the North American version just that bit more unique, Ford found it necessarily to put a dent in an otherwise cohesive design. The culprit — the modification made to the upper front grille. One thing the European Fiesta had going for it was that it looked relatively premium for its class. The change made to the US/Canadian model makes it look cheap and more like, well, a subcompact car.

You could argue that Ford had to do something to align the Fiesta’s styling to its North American design language, which includes a bold and shiny three-blade grille; however, I think the company’s designers could have done a better job. Either that or they shouldn’t have done anything, not until at least the next-gen Fiesta comes along.

Now onto the Fiesta sedan — that thing looks like a bloated toy. God knows its razor front grille is a size too small and only helps make the overall car look uninspired. Note to Ford: If it doesn’t fit, don’t force it in. What do you guys think?

GET THE HOTTEST CAR NEWS
Join a growing list of car enthusiasts who receive our newsletter to stay up to date with the ever-changing automotive industry. It's free!
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

Europe

More in Europe

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept

Bentley Will Eventually Make a Pure Electric Vehicle

Kwame OwusuFeb 8, 2016
2016 Opel Mokka X crossover

Updated, 2016 Opel Mokka X Revealed with Sharper Design, LED Headlights

Kwame OwusuFeb 4, 2016
Porsche Mission E, Model S

Porsche Says No Self-Driving Cars

Speedy GoFeb 2, 2016
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, red

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Shifts Focus to Trucks, SUVs

Speedy GoJan 28, 2016
Mercedes pickup truck

Mercedes-Benz Pickup Truck is Called X-Class?

Kwame OwusuJan 27, 2016
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV

Hydrogen-Powered Mercedes GLC F-Cell Coming in 2017

Speedy GoJan 25, 2016
Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition

Porsche Confirms Development of 911 Hybrid Model

Kwame OwusuJan 21, 2016
Audi h-tron quattro concept

Audi h-tron Quattro Concept Previews Audi’s Hydrogen Car Ambitions

Kwame OwusuJan 20, 2016
Shares