Just like the original Fiesta “world car,” the new Fiesta is small, nimble, and surprisingly sporty. Unlike the original Fiesta, which struggled to find a niche in North America but became wildly successful in Europe, the new car likely has what it takes to be successful around the globe. Partially, that’s because of an excellent chassis design that was co-developed with Mazda, known for their ability to maximize the fun-to-drive quotient in small cars. The companies strived to keep weight down through the use of high-strength steel where they could, resulting in a feather-light curb weight despite generous interior dimensions for a B-class car. A 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (dubbed “Zetec” by Ford) produces 118 horsepower, which considering the insubstantial weight of the vehicle results in sprightly performance. Outside, the Fiesta sports Ford’s newest design language, called “Kinectic,” which is an accurate description of how the car’s fun lines reflect its dynamic personality.