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Main Switchboard: 01622 625525 New Car Sales: 01622 625508 Used Car Sales: 01622 625559 Car Service Bookings: 01622 625561 Ford Parts Department: 01622 625535 Accident Repair Centre: 01622 755726 Accounts Department: 01622 625502
Haynes Ford (Haynes of Maidstone)
23 Ashford Road
The Ford Fiesta Mk1 was the first Fiesta to enter the market in Europe in 1976. It was the first front-wheel drive Ford vehicle available, and was the only second hatchback mini-car to have been built at the time in the UK available from £1856. The Mk1 was available as a 3-door hatchback and 3-door panel van, with a series featuring Base, Popular, Popular Plus, L, GL, Ghia and S trim.
The Mk1 is quite famous for being available in Europe before the UK. Valencia were the first to experience the new Fiesta in September 1976. Shortly after in January 1977, UK drivers could get their hands on the Mk1 Fiesta.
This Fiesta had immediate success and was Britain's best-selling supermini by 1978. Over a million Fiesta's had been sold by Ford by 1980 and the selling did not stop there. Over 2 million were sold by 1982 and this made it Britain's best-selling car at the time. Also, the Mk1 was one of the main cars to be a part of the new Motability scheme which came about in 1978.
The Fiesta Mk1 had the following iconic features:
4-speed manual gearbox
A top speed of 81mph
Ability to go 0-60mph in 19.1 seconds
MPG - 41.5
A choice of 0.9 and 1.1-litre petrol engines, with a 1.3-litre coming later
In 1980, the Ford Fiesta XR2 was released. Using a 1.6-litre engine, it had been designed to provide an exciting driving experience and quickly became a boy racers' dream. It was not particularly quick, but it did provide an enjoyable drive, going from 0-60mph in 9.3 seconds with a top speed of 105mph. The XR2 also featured unique round headlights to make it stand out from the rest.
Haynes Brothers Limited
Haynes House 23 Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME145DQ
Registered in England No. 00048511
We are constantly looking to improve our service and your call may be recorded for training purposes.
Main Switchboard: 01622 625525
New Car Sales: 01622 625508
Used Car Sales: 01622 625559
Car Service Bookings: 01622 625561
Ford Parts Department: 01622 625535
Accident Repair Centre: 01622 755726
Accounts Department: 01622 625502