As I have 1983 Ford Fiesta MK1 I extremely interested in all info could be found in Za-Rulyom archives applying to this car. The article was found in Z-R 1977 #2. It looks like soviet auto media accepted the new Ford’s mini in a positive way.
«A lot of money was spent during the production preparation process, so the «child sickness» won’t appear at all, and the new Ford will be competitive to rivals from the earliest months of production… computers were used for counting of controlled deformation in case of collision. A lot of time was spent for aerodynamic researches and more than 250 changes were applyed as the result.»
Also I would like to add the technical characteristics table for future references