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Ford to cease production of the Fiesta

Car giants Ford has announced the end of the UK’s best-selling car – the Fiesta.

By the end of June next year, no more Fiestas are to be produced in the manufacturer’s factory in Cologne, Germany.

There are also no plans to replace the model with an electric version, it has been confirmed.

Ford has sold 4.8million Fiestas in 46 years and it had 12 consecutive years as the No1 biggest seller from 2009 to 2020.



The next most popular was the Ford Cortina, with 4.3million sales from 1962 to 1982.

Ford could engineer a final petrol Fiesta before the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars.

Ford axed its Mondeo earlier this year and Focus will stop in 2025.

Ford is to only produce electric cars by 2030 and all vehicles it makes are to be electric by 2035.

Three new electric car models and four commercial vehicles are to be launched in Europe by 2024, Ford said.

The plans are part of the maker’s aim to sell more than 600,000 electric vehicles in the region by 2026.

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