1 Jan 1998
By CHRIS HARRIS
Still in the thick of the price war, the Festiva received more minor trim changes and slightly revised engines.
The base 1.3 boasted improved driveability but a small dip in torque output, while the 1.5 became a less-efficient 8-valve engine, resulting in a 11kW power drop in the Trio S and GLXi models.
All models received better audio, a trip computer and cloth trim. A sporty “Demon” pack packed in alloy wheels, air-con, power steering, a CD player, and power mirrors. In early 2000 the Festiva range was rationalised to Trio 1.3 and GLXi 1.5 models.