Ford introduces Fiesta and Fiestavan ECOnetic

Article by Christian A., on March 30, 2012

ECOnetic Technology models will offer lower emissions levels from 95 to 87g/km of CO2 and will have a better combined fuel economy to 85.6mpg as it makes use of new high-tech advances for the top-selling car and small van in the UK a.k.a. Ford Fiesta and Fiesta Van.

They get the original equipment that were used as standard on the Fiesta and FiestaVan ECOnetic, such as rolling resistance tyres, an aero pack comprising undershield and wheel deflectors, variable flow oil pump and shift indicator light.

These models and its facilities are sustainable. The facility that makes Ford’s Dagenham-built Duratorq TDCi engines gets all its electricity from renewable sources, with three dedicated wind turbines.

There are three trim levels offered for the Ford Fiesta with ECOnetic Technology -- Edge, Zetec or Titanium – to meet the various customer needs. With its impressive fuel economy, those who buy the model could avoid UK road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) contributions. However, the refinement and pleasant personality of the original Fiesta is unchanged.

The Ford Fiesta is offered with even higher value with its five engines in the Fiesta range having very little emissions of lower than 130g/km of CO2 to make them exempt from vehicle excise duty in their first year. Among these engines are the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engines, the 1.25-litre 60PS and 82PS petrol engines and the latest 1.6-litre TDCi 95PS ECOnetic Technology engine.

Ford unveiled a dynamic new version of its best-selling Fiesta model. The new Ford Fiesta features a sharper design as well as a host of exclusive technologies.

This advanced package of technologies for the new Fiesta includes Ford SYNC, which is a voice-activated in-car connectivity system, as well as Active City Stop, and MyKey. It will likewise be equipped with the much-acclaimed 1-liter EcoBoost petrol engine, which delivers best-in-class fuel economy.

Martin Smith, executive design director at Ford of Europe, says that the Fiesta has been one of the best-loved small cars in the world in the last few decades, and the last-generation Ford Fiesta’s sporty appeal has inspired real passion among compact car customers worldwide. This had contributed to the car’s status as the most successful small car. And so, Smith adds, they have to keep this vital part of the Fiesta's make-up while also giving the car a more sophisticated look.

Moreover, the new Fiesta marks the latest in the popular small car’s journey. The carmaker launched the first Fiesta model in 1976 and it has since sold over 15 million models worldwide. Now, the new Fiesta boasts design cues that were inspired by the company’s latest concept vehicles and the latest global design language.

The car’s face is dominated by its trapezoidal front grille, which is bracketed by its laser-cut headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, and it sports a power-dome bonnet design. Moreover, the redesigned Fiesta has an interior that is harmonious and ergonomically optimized.

In addition, it follows the carmaker’s approach of democratizing technology by bringing cutting edge features to more drivers for the very first time. The Fiesta is also unique in that it features Active City Stop, which is a system designed to help prevent low-speed collisions.

Topics: ford, ford fiesta, van

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