Earlier this year, spy photos of the Ford Fiesta station wagon covered in camouflage were captured, albeit only because of a mid-cycle update, which is often a mild styling makeover. The current Fiesta, now in its seventh generation, debuted for the 2017 year, and the latest spy shots show that the station wagon releases a significant part of the camo that reveals a station wagon that looks quite familiar.
The extra camouflage must have been a lure because the car looks quite similar to the one on sale today. The back looks completely exposed at first glance, but a strip of camo covers the taillights. It looks unchanged otherwise. The front clip still has a lot of camouflage, which covers the hood and the majority of the front. However, we can see a new bumper design sitting under new headlights, which appears to flank a redesigned grille.
We do not expect Ford to make any changes under the hood. The Dearborn-based carmaker has recently added a mild hybrid setup to the Fiesta for the 2020 model year, connecting a 48-volt mild-hybrid system to its 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Ford also gave the roadway a seven-speed automatic transmission. The current crop of engines should continue until at least 2026, when Ford says each European model will be offered with a plug-in hybrid or fully electric drive.
The updated Ford Fiesta was to debut sometime in the spring of 2022, and the sportier ST variant should follow. But do not expect it in the United States. Ford discontinued the model here when it decided to focus more on producing more profitable crossovers, SUVs and trucks, even though the move left the brand without a reasonable entry-level offer. There is a role the new Maverick pickup is designed to fill, but not everyone wants a truck. Fiesta’s last model year here was for 2019.