It debuted in 1976 and was an instant hit. Together with the VW Polo and Opel Corsa, the Ford Fiesta was for many years the closest to the definition of an affordable and affordable small car. Since the beginning, more than 22 million vehicles have been offered to customers.
So there won’t be much. Ford has now just announced that it will end production of the Fiesta – and that the current generation will be the last. This happens after sales in Norway quietly and discreetly ceased last year.
Over 64,000 in Norway
In June next year, the last Fiesta models are scheduled to be launched from the assembly line at the factory in Cologne. So it’s over.
And so, the same thing happens with the Fiesta that we’ve seen on many other car models lately, including many Fords.
In total, 64,244 copies of ten generations of the Ford Fiesta were sold in Norway. 18 of these were also rolled out from dealers this year.
The end – the beginning
The Fiesta has always been a very important vehicle for Ford and our customers – whether it was the first car they learned to drive, as a solid family car or a hot small sports car. It did its job, says Anne Sønsteby, Ford’s CIO in Norway.
And she adds:
– This will be the end of Eid, but it is also the beginning of an exciting and electrifying future. We will continue to offer attractive passenger cars such as the Explorer Plug-in Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid and Puma. This will not change. In fact, we are just getting started. In addition to the Mustang Mach E and eTransit already on the market, we will introduce three new all-electric passenger cars and four all-new commercial vehicles in Europe by 2024.
Only electric cars from 2030
Thus, much has to do with the transition to electric cars, as well as at Ford. They’re in the process of turning their model range upside down. Not only in Norway, but also in many other markets:
Ford plans to sell 600,000 electric cars annually in Europe by 2026. In 2030, all our passenger cars in Europe will be all-electric. In order to fully focus on the first of these all-electric models, we have therefore decided to discontinue production of the Fiesta. Now we can focus fully on the new model and rapidly expand production in 2023, says Ann Sunsteby.
Cars from junkyards
Eid’s sales success in Norway is also evident in the second-hand market. At the time of writing, there are 287 copies for sale, with a solid range in terms of age and price.
The oldest now is the 1978 model with an asking price of 16,729 NOK. Judging by the ad text, it needs some care.
You can generally get well-used copies from above the salvage yard. Then prefer cars 2000-2005. Some of these may have surprisingly low mileage and are showing signs of good use as a second car. This means that there may also be a lot of cars left.
At the opposite end of the scale is the enthusiast ST model from 2019/2020. With 200 horsepower under the hood, it’s a small powder keg. Prices here now reach 300,000 NOK.
Get the Fiesta farewell video at the top of the article.
Video: This was the last generation of Fiesta in Norway
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