Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce the next-generation Ford Fiesta subcompact hatchback at an event in Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday.
Also at the event, Ford plans to update its smart mobility strategy and fuel-saving technology developments, and introduce new commercial vehicles, the automaker said in a statement.
The redesigned Fiesta is expected in European showrooms in 2017, according to media reports.
"The new Fiesta will be our best expression of Ford -- lovable fun, sporty to drive and with an unmatched personality true to the spirit of the iconic small car that has delighted generations of customers for the past 40 years," said Jim Farley, president of Ford of Europe.
The seventh-generation Fiesta will remain on Ford's global B-sized platform but become more refined, with additional available safety systems, a more upscale interior and displays. In Europe, Ford may offer a luxurious Vignale variant of the next Fiesta, British magazine Auto Express reported, citing Ford of Europe sales and marketing officials.