We pit a French and German-engineered subcompact against each other.The Citroën C3 versus the Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta has been around since 1976, and is now in its seventh generation. The Citroën C3 was launched in 2002 and is in its second generation. Both cars feature distinctive design. The Fiesta is a product of Ford's Kinetic Design philosophy, which gives it a dynamic appearance. A highlight with the Citroën is its front windshield, which stretches back over the driver. drive it! took a closer look at the duo.