The UK's best-selling car is being updated - and people in the UK will get a first look at the 2013 Ford Fiesta as early as next month.
A restyled Ford Fiesta will be unveiled to the public at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September, prior to the car's reported UK release in October this year.
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The Ford Fiesta is so far the highest-selling new car in the UK market in 2012 to date, registering 59,570 sales after the first six months of the year.
For the 2013 model year, Ford want to introduce a sharp new look for the Fiesta, as well as a new frugal engine option.
Amid new competition from the widely-praised 2012 Kia Rio and other new models such as the revamped Peugeot 208 and new Chevrolet Aveo, Ford is expected to focus on style and cost in the new Fiesta.
Spy images of the restyled Ford Fiesta on the web indicates that the restyled supermini has a new front end with noticeably shorter and thinner headlights, whilst at the centre there's a new and large trapezoid shaped grille.
The new grille is similar in design to that featured on the 2012 Ford Fiesta ST, the company's recently launched 247bhp hot hatch.
In other news the 2013 Ford Fiesta will reportedly add a 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine to its specification line-up. The unit will likely develop up to 123bhp, while lower-powered versions could feature on new range-starting Fiestas.
Reports in the media suggest that the 2013 Ford Fiesta won't have any significant changes to the suspension or steering compared to the current model.
However during 2013 a performance-focused Fiesta ST is set to go on sale. A concept of this car was revealed back during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, and the final production model is set to carry an 180bhp 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.
No official words have been given yet on pricing for the 2013 Ford Fiesta, but expect a similar pricing range to the current Fiesta which starts at £9,795.