If L.A. can have a double debut, we figure we can have a double report. If you missed it, we just reported on the 2011 Mazda2 in L.A. and it seems only fitting to report on the 2011 Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta really has more going for it in terms of consumer recognition, since it has been pushed by the Ford PR machine for months now through outlets like the FiestaMovement.com and bloggers like FollowtheFiesta.com.

The L.A. Auto Show debut is getting a lot of buzz, even with the amount of prior press on the Fiesta, because this is the first time press and consumers alike were able to see the U.S. production model. In the past, models that came from Euro spec cars would end up getting modified for the U.S. market and in a lot of people’s opinions ruined. Maybe it was the way the wind was blowing or perhaps Ford is really changing for the better; either way the 2011 Ford Fiesta U.S. spec model has retained its euro edge and sophistication.

2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta

It is a fact that the 2011 Ford Fiesta will offer 15 separate features that will not be found on any of the competition’s similar models. Some of these exclusive features include innovative and down-right cool Microsoft powered Sync system, PowerShift automatic transmission, automatic climate control system, adjustable cup holders (apparently a Red Bull to a Mickey D’s Supersized Coke can fit) and the EasyFuel capless fuel filler system.

Bottom line—The 2011 Ford Fiesta does appear to live up to the hype. I personally can’t wait to see what an optioned out version will run in my area. It might just be time to trade in the current eco-commuter. 

 

Be sure to check out John Voelcker’s 2011 Ford Fiesta Preview over at TheCarConnection.com and the Press Release from Ford at the L.A. Auto Show this week.