Ford Festiva

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1998 Ford Festiva - Rear View

The Ford Festiva was a compact car sold by the Ford Motor Company in North America, Asia and Australasia, based on the Mazda 121. The Festiva was also sold in North America in the late 1980s. It was built by Kia in South Korea, which also sold it as the Kia Pride. It replaced the Ford Fiesta in North America.

In Japan, a vehicle called the Ford Festiva was sold from the mid-'80s to the early 1990's, identical in appearance to the Festivas in the rest of the world, but was built by Mazda instead of Kia, and is a rebadged version of the 121. A Turbo version of the Festiva is a cult favorite in Japan to the present day.

In 1994, the Festiva was replaced by a marginally larger model, known in North America as the Ford Aspire, though the Festiva name continued elsewhere. Following Ford's divestment from Kia, the model was discontinued in 1999. This caused considerable problems for Ford Australia, as it did not have a model to compete in the growing small car market, until the launch of the current Fiesta, sourced from Europe.ja:フォード・フェスティバ

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