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Ford Fiesta production to end next year

Ford has confirmed that the classic Fiesta model will be axed next year after 46 years on sale.

Following speculation on Tuesday about the model’s demise, Ford has now come forward to confirm that the brand’s once best-selling supermini is being axed as the brand ‘accelerates’ its plans to become fully electric.

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Fiesta 40th Dagenham to Brighton [Credit: Ford]

The Fiesta first arrived in 1976 and was the UK’s best-selling car with 4,804,098 sold, outpacing the Ford Escort, the second best-selling car in the UK according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

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The all-new Ford Fiesta line-up, on sale later in 2017. (From left to right) Ford Fiesta Active crossover, the Ford Fiesta ST-Line, the Ford Fiesta Vignale and the Ford Fiesta Titanium

Despite the Fiesta remaining the best-selling car for a number of years up to 2020, Ford has now confirmed that production of the model will finish at the brand’s factory in Cologne, Germany, ‘by the end of June 2023’.

Ford will also be stopping its S-Max and Galaxy people carriers in April 2023.

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