Ford creates an agile and efficient Fiesta in a revamp of its classic hatchback

The US manufacturer has given its little stalwart a cautious makeover, but it still drives well and remains good value for money

The new Ford Fiesta Active Vignale: prices start from €21,333

The Ford Fiesta has enjoyed a lengthy stint near the top of the small hatchback class, but supply shortages have seen sales drop away. At the same time, Ford has seen fit to update its popular supermini, giving it a new front-end design and some fresh tech.

But with new examples becoming hard to obtain and competitors becoming ever more competitive, is the Fiesta still one of the small hatchbacks of choice?

Given the Fiesta’s ...