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2009 Ford Fiesta coming to Dubai soon

The 2009 Ford Fiesta, easily the most attractive subcompact hatchback on the market, is going to hit Dubai and other UAE showrooms as early as next month.

Launched during a press event in Fujairah, the European-built Ford Fiesta will be available for the GCC in 5-door form, though no other details have been revealed. We assume it will be available with a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder Duratec engine, pumping out 120 hp at 6000 rpm and 152 Nm of torque at 4050 rpm, but only available with a 5-speed manual. Another possible engine option is a 1.4-litre with 97 hp and 128 Nm, with a manual or automatic.

Official specs for the 1.6-litre include a 0-100 kph time of 9.9 seconds with a manual gearbox, and fuel consumption of 5.9 litres per 100 km. The 1.4-litre can do 12.2 seconds and 5.7 litres/100 km with a manual.

Features include the most futuristic cabin ever, a soft-touch dashboard, available starter button, capless fuel-filler system, CD stereo, power accessories and charging points for MP3 players.

While not as innovative or spacious as the recently-released 2009 Honda Jazz, the new Fiesta scores with massive style points.

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