The new Ford Fiesta has arrived in Ireland priced from €16,550.

At launch, the new Ford Fiesta is available in Zetec and Titanium trim, with Vignale and ST-Line to join before the end of 2017.

Standard equipment on Zetec (from €16,550 3 door/€17,150 5 door) includes 15” steel wheels with covers, electric/heated mirrors with indicators, Lane-Keeping Alert, Lane-Keeping Aid, Speed Limiter, auto lights, ESP with Hill Start Assist, MyKey, Ford AM/FM radio with 4.2” TFT screen, Bluetooth with My Ford Device Dock, manual air conditioning, electric front windows and remote central locking.

Titanium (from €18,950/5 door only) adds 15” alloys, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights with cornering lights, chrome belt line finisher, chrome upper grille, Ford SYNC 3 DAB radio with 6.5” touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Quickclear heated windscreen, 3-spoke leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls and a Thatcham alarm.

In Ireland, Ford is offering the new Fiesta with an entry level 1.1-litre non-turbo petrol engine (70 or 85hp), Ford’s award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbo petrol (100hp), or a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel (85hp).

Higher power outputs of the EcoBoost (125 and 140hp) and TDCi (120hp) will be available by special order, but demand is expected to be low.

Pricing for the 1.0-litre EcoBoost starts from €19,500, while the 1.5-litre diesel in the Fiesta starts from €18,935.

Read my first drive review of the new Ford Fiesta here.

The Ford Fiesta is in dealers now.

Caroline Kidd