The Ford Fiesta sub-compact automobile was introduced in Europe in 1976 and, after modification, in North America in 1977. The design features of both the European and American versions are discussed. Specific information is provided on the body (interior, aerodynamics, heating and ventilation systems, structure and safety components, and interior noise characteristics); the engine (general concepts of its design, carburetion, combustion, and cooling systems, and noise and vibration insulation components); the transmission, differential, and driveshaft mechanisms; the chassis (front suspension and steering, rear suspension, and brakes); and the electrical system. Additional information provided under the description of the North American version relates to bumper systems, emission control systems, and ride and handling characteristics.

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    • Presented at the SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 27 February-3 March 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Aigner, J
    • Franz, F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00395870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780424, HS-025 482U
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM