FordFiesta-3Ford has sold its four-millionth Fiesta in the UK. The car, a Fiesta Zetec in Candy Blue with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, was handed over today at Benfield Ford Sunderland.

“When I was told I’d chosen the four millionth Fiesta I was totally shocked,” Michelle Wardale, who has owned three Fords previously, said as she collected her special new Fiesta.

“It’s not the sort of thing that normally happens to me!  I just love the style of the Fiesta, it’s very economical to run and does everything I need.”

Fiesta has led the small car segment in the UK for 27 of its 37 years and has been Britain’s overall best seller since 2009 when it overtook the Ford Focus.

More than 17 million Ford Fiesta models have been sold in 80 markets worldwide.  Parked bumper to bumper, they would stretch 1.7 times around the world.

“The success of the Ford Fiesta means a great deal to the whole Ford team,” Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain chairman and managing director, said.

“This car combines style, value, driving dynamics and remarkable technologies such as the award-winning EcoBoost engine and Ford MyKey. Today it outsells its nearest retail competitor by more than two to one  — and that really tells the story of this extraordinary car.”

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