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Ford Fiesta “Centura” – 100 years of Ford UK

Mon, 08 Aug 2011

Ford Fiesta Centura

Ford isn’t a British company – even if many of us think of Ford as a patriotic buy – although they’ve been in the UK for 100 years. And to celebrate that landmark they’ve revealed the Ford Fiesta Centura, a limited edition of just 1,000 cars.

Based on the Fiesta 1.25 Zetec, the Fiesta Centura gets £600 worth of extras – metallic paint (Panther Black only), chrome mirrors, 16″ alloys, auto lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, reversing camera and LED running lights – and costs £13,395 for the three-door and £13,995 for the five door.

In some ways it may seems a bit odd to pick the Fiesta as the Flag-Waving bearer of Ford’s Centenary celebrations in the UK. After all, it’s neither the newest or the funkiest model in Ford’s range, but the Fiesta is actually Ford’s oldest model. Yes, really.

The Fiesta arrived as Ford’s new baby in 1976, long before the Ford Mondeo (1992), Ford Kuga (2008), Ford Focus (1999), Ford Galaxy (1995) or Ford KA (1996).

You could argue that with a direct and unbroken lineage back to the Cortina (by way of the Sierra) the Mondeo is the older. Or even further with the Focus back to the Anglia by way of the Escort.

But Ford obviously don’t see it that way. So it’s the Fiesta that waves Ford’s Centenary banner in the UK.

That’s a Limited Edition Fiesta Centura with £600 worth of extras and based on the Fiesta 1.25 Zetec. Which costs £12,195. Which is £1,200 less than the Fiesta Centura.

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By Cars UK