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Ford Fiesta Celebrates 100 Years in England with Special Edition Centura

Ford Fiesta celebrates 100 years in the UK with a special edition Centura limited to only 1,000 units.

Mother England has been in love with the popular Ford Fiesta for quite a while, and Ford now plans on launching a special edition Fiesta, appropriately titled the Centura, to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary the automaker has been in the U.K. Ford initially made its first debut in the UK back in 1911 with the Model T, which was the first of the Ford fleet to be manufactured in the country. The Centura will be available in a blatte matte finish and is based on the Zetec trim level.

The Centura will also include standard features such as LED daylight running lights, chrome mirror and door caps, automatic headlamps, reverse parking sensors, a parking camera mounted in the rear view mirror and 16-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels to round out the exterior. Power comes from a 1.25-liter gasoline engine cranking out 82 horses with the subcompact model available in both three-door and five-door body styles. The car will also receive an exemption from vehicle excise duty this year. Production will be limited to only 1,000 examples with pricing set at £13,395 for the three-door and £13,995 for the five-door model.

Ford marketing director for Britain, Anthony Ireson, said that the "Fiesta has been a UK favorite its entire lifetime and it was a natural choice to use this great icon to help mark our centenary." The Ford Fiesta remains the best-selling car in the UK with over 52,327 units sold already in the first half of 2011.

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