2009 Ford Fiesta will start at €11,250

2009 Ford Fiesta will start at EUR 11,250
2009 Ford Fiesta

Originally developed for the European market, the 2009 Ford Fiesta range has finally gained enough popularity to conquer almost the whole world.

The 2009 Ford Fiesta super-compact hatchback, which is now officially a global car, will soon come to an authorized dealer near you. Yesterday, Ford Europe revealed the European pricing for the model.

2009 Ford Fiesta

According to the company, the entry-level three-door model equipped with a 1.25-liter, 60hp petrol engine will be available at a price of just €11,250 (only $16,950 at current USD/EUR exchange rates).

Designed to compete against the new Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Aveo, the car will be available in five trims – Studio, Style, Style Plus, Zetec and Titanium – all of them available with a choice of three petrol engines ascending from the aforementioned tiny 1.25-liter, 60hp to more impressive 1.4-liter, 96hp powerplant mated to an automatic gearbox.

The top of the line 2009 Ford Fiesta Titanium with the 1.4-liter engine will start at €14,250.

There will also be a Fiesta Van model, but its availability will be limited to some European markets (more info on that later.)

The most powerful 120hp, 1.6-liter Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine will power the Fiesta Zetec S model. The sportiest of all, the little car will feature a glacier-like zero to 62mph acceleration time of 9.9 seconds (well, let’s be honest here: it is as fast as the diesel-powered Mini Cooper D) but will return a fuel economy of 40mpg (5.88l/100km), which is not that bad for a warmed-up city car.

2009 Ford Fiesta (interior)

A diesel-powered version of the Fiesta will have a starting price of €14,500 for the three-door and €15,250 for the five-door version. In the top Titanium trim it will start from €16,250.

There will also be an 89hp, 1.6-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel engine powering the green 2009 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic. With this engine, the car will offer impressive fuel economy of 61.4 / 88.3 mpg in urban / highway driving, or 76.3 mpg in a combined cycle and will emit only 98g of CO2 per 100km.

According to the French magazine La Boussole, it will be available at a price of €17,000 for the three-door and €17,500 for the five-door model. I guess that’s the best choice in the whole range.

Photos: Ford

See also: 2009 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic hatchback (UK)