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Ford won’t “rule out” possible Fiesta replacement using Volkswagen EV platform


Ford has not completely given up on the Fiesta, although it has officially ended production of the combustion version 

The Ford Fiesta might not be dead after all. 

An Automotive News report states that Ford won’t rule out the idea of producing a small electric car in the future. 

Ford’s head of passenger cars for Europe, Martin Sander, told the publication that the Blue Oval has “a very constructive and positive cooperation with Volkswagen, and we are possibly exploring opportunities to take that to the next level”. 

Ford Fiesta ST 2022 green front end
The combustion Ford Fiesta may be dead, but an EV could come with time

While Volkswagen currently uses its MEB EV platform for a range of cars across the broader Volkswagen Group, there could be a cheaper platform in the works for more affordable electric models. 

Ford Europe axed the Fiesta to make room in its existing factory space for the upcoming Ford Explorer EV. 

What could an electric Ford Fiesta be like in the future?

Volkswagen ID2all Concept front static
Volkswagen’s ID2all Concept could form the basis for a future electric Fiesta

In March 2022, Volkswagen announced a promising concept called the ID2all that specifically targeted a price point lower than 25,000 euros (AUD$40,000). 

The new affordable concept model was introduced on a new iteration of the MEB EV platform – called MEB Entry – that is being developed by the Volkswagen Group for upcoming cars such as Cupra’s Urban Rebel hot hatch

Set to launch sometime in 2024, MEB Entry could replace the current combustion-powered Volkswagen Polo and could bring an opportunity for Ford Europe to bring back the Fiesta nameplate. 

Cupra’s Urban Rebel concept car

According to previous Chasing Cars reports, the MEB Entry name is likely to be the official title for the previous MEB 21 naming structure introduced with the Cupra Urban Rebel. 

The ID2all’s architecture uses a single electric motor mounted on the front axle that produces 166kW of power. If produced, it’ll be the first ID vehicle to be exclusively front-wheel drive. 

A battery size of roughly 50kWh is likely to feature, providing a range of up to 450km.