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Sal Collaziano
09-01-2010, 04:02 PM
Filed under: Spy Photos (http://www.autoblog.com/category/spyphotos/), Crossover (http://www.autoblog.com/category/crossovers-cuvs/), Ford (http://www.autoblog.com/category/ford/), UK (http://www.autoblog.com/category/uk/)


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Spy Shots: Ford Fiesta-based crossover mule - click above for high-res image gallery

Ford (http://autoblog.com/make/ford) is enjoying early success with the Fiesta (http://autoblog.com/model/fiesta) here in the United States, but in Europe, where the Fiesta has been on sale for years, it's time to start thinking about the future. Our friendly neighborhood snappers at CarPix have scored spy shots of what appears to be a high-riding Fiesta-based crossover designed to slot in below the Kuga crossover in the automaker's European lineup.

A Fiesta crossover might sound a little odd at first take, but when it comes to production, it should be roughly the same size as a Nissan Juke (http://autoblog.com/model/juke) or Mini Countryman (http://autoblog.com/model/countryman). That in mind, don't rule out the possibility of the Fiesta CUV making its way to the U.S. Expect to see a variety of powertrains offered for European customers including some EcoBoost options, and both front- and all-wheel drive configurations should be available. Check out our gallery of high-res pics before to get a closer look at the forthcoming Blue Oval tall boy.


Gallery: Spy Shots: Ford Fiesta-based crossover (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/spy-shots-ford-fiesta-based-crossover/)

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ausrutherford
09-01-2010, 05:02 PM
Mule for the EcoSport. Brazil must be testing it with Ford UK.

2b2
09-01-2010, 08:36 PM
I *LIKE* this http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/biggrin.gif

depending on how they handle the grille, I might like it better than the Fiesta http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/yes.gif

Andrew L
09-01-2010, 08:57 PM
meh they can keep it

2b2
09-03-2010, 12:00 AM
repeat after me: "It's only a rendering. It's ONLY a rendering. It's Only an AutoExpress Rendering!"

01st September 2010 (article)
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_UK/dir_783/car_photo_391801_25.jpg (http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/256684/fiesta_4x4_first_pictures.html)

SobeSVT
09-03-2010, 04:36 AM
repeat after me: "It's only a rendering. It's ONLY a rendering. It's Only an AutoExpress Rendering!"
Actually, that's all it is. The front end styling has long been left behind, for future Ford look, just look at the 2012 Focus or the recent Mondeo redesign ;)

cire_1wb
09-06-2010, 01:27 PM
Could it be possible that Ford will market this as a Fiesta X Road much like it markets an Outback-esque version of the current Focus wagon as the Focus X Road? Since there isn't a wagon version of the Fiesta, it makes since to use the 5-door version of the Fiesta to make an X Road version. Basically, this would directly compete with the VW CrossPolo (although the Fiesta X Road would be much more attractive). This would save Ford the costs of marketing this vehicle under a different model name.

SobeSVT
09-06-2010, 01:45 PM
Could it be possible that Ford will market this as a Fiesta X Road much like it markets an Outback-esque version of the current Focus wagon as the Focus X Road? Since there isn't a wagon version of the Fiesta, it makes since to use the 5-door version of the Fiesta to make an X Road version. Basically, this would directly compete with the VW CrossPolo (although the Fiesta X Road would be much more attractive). This would save Ford the costs of marketing this vehicle under a different model name.
. . . and its not like the don't have anything to build upon, the Fiesta based EcoSport has been marketed in South America for over 6 years now.

http://a.imageshack.us/img409/3829/eco10.jpg