The new model goes on sale in many European markets next month and is manufactured at Ford's plant in Cologne.
It plans to make 36,000 new 3-door Fiestas this year.
'When production of the new Ford Fiesta began in November 2001, it marked the start of a new manufacturing era at Ford,' said Ford of Europe's vice-president of manufacturing John Fleming. 'After its complete redevelopment Ford's Cologne plant has become a template for modern and flexible car manufacturing in Europe.'
The plant is also responsible for producing the 5-door Fiesta and the Ford Fusion.