France Germany The Netherlands Spain Switzerland UK
In Spring 1982 or 1983, the limited edition "Surf" is on sale. Until 31.05., there is a competition at all Ford outlets in which 300 surf boards "BIG-MARINE" can be won.Q
The Ford Fiesta is introduced with three motor (1.0 l LC, 1.0 l HC, 1.1 l) and four decor (Base model, L, S, Ghia) choices.
The Fiesta is awarded the "Goldene Lenkrad" (Golden Steering Wheel) of Bild am Sonntag. At this time, 64.000 Fiestas have been ordered.
12/1976 or 01/1977
After 6 months 118.400 Fiestas have been sold, then the best sales result for any new car in Europe.
The Fiesta Expreß is introduced (delivery car version without rear side windows and rear seats).
500.000 Fiestas produced.
750.000 Fiestas produced In the Germany registration statistics the Fiesta comes in first in its claß.
Special model "Avus II".
On 09.01.1979 the 1.000.000th Fiesta is produced. Special model "Millionär" (Millionaire).
The new decor option group Fiesta GL is introduced at the Brußels Automobile Salon on 16.01.1980.Q
1.500.000 Fiestas built.
Special model Fiesta X.
Special model "Del Sol" (sun roof)Q.
Introduction of the Fiesta "Super S": 1.1 or 1.3 l engine, 6x13" alloy rims (RS programme) with 185/60 SR 13 tyres, front and rear spoilers, wider mudguards, radiator grill in the same colour as the car, bodyside stripes, additional halogen lights, rear window washer.Q
Special model Fiesta "Festival".
On 25.03.1981 the 2.000.000th Fiesta is produced.
Special model "Bravo" (to celebrate the 2.000.000th Fiesta).Q
"Facelifting" of the 1982 Fiestas models: stronger bumpers, changed outside mirrors and door handles etc. Improved decor option groups and engines. The GL choice is no longer available, instead the new Fiesta XR 2.
The Fiesta II is introduced.
More special models: Fiesta Lady, Fiesta Festival 2 (spring 1983).
Source: KorpQ and others.
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In the Netherlands, the standard models of the Fiesta are called Festival (equiv. to base model in Germany), Bravo (equiv. To L in Germany), Ghia, S and XR 2 (as of 1982).Q
In Spain, several limited editions were ißued as well, among them
Thanks to Ricardo for this information.
The models other than the base model were called L, S and Ghia as in Germany. The limited editions Supersport and Festival were offered as well (as of 1980).Q
In the UK, the Fiesta is introduced in February 1977.Q
Apart from the standard models there have been numerous special editions:Q Q
|Released ||Name ||Number of |
|August 1978 ||Special or Limited Edition? ||2000|
|December 1978 ||Kingfisher ||2500|
|March 1979 ||Million ||3100|
|December 1979 ||Sandpiper ||2500|
|1980/1981 ||Popular |
Features: 1.0 l engine
|1980/1981 ||Popular Plus |
Features: 1.0 l and 1.1 l engines
|January 1980 ||Jubilee ||60|
|Juli 1980 ||Firefly ||2000|
|September 1980 ||Festival || |
|October 1980 |
February - August 1981
Features: tuned 1.3 l engine with 75 bhp, 13" RS Alloy Wheels, special body kit incl. Rear spoiler, wheel arch and front valence extensions
|March 1981 ||Sandpiper II ||4000|
|June 1981 ||Bravo ||3000|
|June 1981 ||1300L ||2000|
|April 1982 ||Bravo II ||4000|
|April 1982 ||Economy || |
|December 1982 ||Carnival ||3000|
|January 1983 ||Quartz ||7000|
|April 1983 ||Fineße |
Features: 1.1 l engine
Additionally: Fiesta Fly.
Fiesta X-Series: An upgrade scheme incl. Rear spoiler, roof top spoiler, wheel archs (wider than the XR 2, similar to XR 2 Mk. 2), side skirts, front and rear valences similar to XR 2 Mk. 2, 7x13 RS alloy wheels. The engine upgrade kit for the 1.1 l engine increases output by 20%.Q
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