Automotive design is the profession involved in the development of the appearance, and to some extent the ergonomics, of motor vehicles or more specifically road vehicles. This most commonly refers to automobiles but also refers to motorcycles, trucks, buses, coaches, and vans. The functional design and development of a modern motor vehicle is typically done by a large team from many different disciplines included in automotive engineers. Automotive design in this context is primarily concerned with developing the visual appearance or aesthetics of the vehicle, though it is also involved in the creation of the product concept. Automotive design is practiced by designers who usually have an art background and a degree in industrial design or transportation design.
The Ford Fiesta is a supermini car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1976 to present. It has been built in Europe, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India, Taiwan, Thailand and South Africa.
In 2010, the sixth-generation Fiesta (Mark VI) had been introduced worldwide, including in the United States and Canada, making it the first Fiesta model to be sold in North America since the Fiesta Mark I was discontinued at the end of 1980.
The Fiesta has sold over 16 million units since 1976, making it the third biggest selling Ford nameplate of all time behind the Escort and the F-series.