The Ford Festiva is a subcompact car that was marketed by the Ford Motor Company between 1986 and 2002. The Festiva was sold in Japan, North America, South America, and Australasia. The name "Festiva" is derived from the Spanish word for "festive".
Production started in Japan in 1986, for sale through Ford Japan's Autorama dealer network. The Festiva used the Mazda DA platform and Mazda's B series inline-four engines, which continued the trend of Fords built and designed by Mazda for the Asia-Pacific market such as the Laser and Telstar. Assembly under license by Kia Motors, which at the time was partly owned by Ford, started soon afterwards.
In markets where the Ford Fiesta was available, the first generation Festiva was sold as the Mazda 121 from 1988 until 1991, when it was replaced by the Autozam Revue, also re-badged as the 121. The second generation was introduced in 1993, which was sold as the Ford Festiva, Ford Aspire or Kia Avella in various markets. The Festiva was marketed in North America from the 1988 to the 1993 model years—with roughly 350,000 units sold.