Ford Once Built A Hot Hatch Supermini Pickup

Have you ever been driving a hot hatch and asked yourself — I wish my car was smaller, and had fewer seats, but also a pickup bed? Ford built a car just for you!

This is the 1990 Bebop concept, basically a pickup version of the recently-introducted third-gen Fiesta. I'm not going to say that the third-gen Fiesta was the most dull car on Europe's roads at the time, but I will say a hot hatch pickup version might have been warranted.


Here's how Ford describes the car.

Fiesta versatility was the theme in 1990 which created the Fiesta Bebop.

This jazzy Fiesta-based concept was a dynamic pick-up design geared to sports-minded drivers. It presented a cheeky new face, roll-over hoop behind the passenger cabin, front and side-wall spoilers and RS air slits in the hood, all wrapped in a customised paint scheme that transformed from yellow at the front to white at the rear with the use of blocks of colour at the transition point. White wheels provided another distinctive design feature that lent a sporting air to this vehicle.

As for any added performance (other than carrying, uh, a small push mower?), I can't say if this Bebop had anything over a standard Fiesta.

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So why, then, do I really want one?


Fiesta pickups were a thing in South Africa (and possibly still are)